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  1. #61
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    You've got a lot of time & money invested already Kid, & you'll probably not get your asking price, & also lose on the new truck so I'd keep going with your plans. It's only some damn rusted bolts keeping you from going on with this project. Don't cave to some rusty bolts
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  2. #62


    Kid you can overcome rusted bolts. Gotta think with your head.
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    It's not just rusted bolts, its the fact that everything is frozen solid. The front torsion bars are even TURNED in the lower control arms because of the rust, so they literally will not move. The back...I don't even know how to describe it. When I say we spent 5 hours trying to pull the bolts, I mean 1 hour under the front realizing the torsion bars were not gonna move, and 4 hours under the back trying to pull 2 bolts out of the left side shackle and leaf. We did everything. As far as a bigger impact goes...I dunno if there is one out there! The one we used was about 10-15 pounds, and I was surprised it didn't just rip the nut right off of the bolt, or break the bolt in half.

    Might try and take her in and have the axle u-bolts cut today, the rake is bothering me every time I look at it.

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    Turned? They should be a little turned naturally, simply because the t-bar end doesnt fit perfect in the lower control arm. I doubt the rust is so bad that it rusted out solid steel....

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    This thread just sort of died and ran out of steam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    This thread just sort of died and ran out of steam!
    It died because Billy gave up on the his truck and sold it, luckily I was able to buy the lowering parts from him and use them on my truck.

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