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Old 09-16-2013, 11:37 AM
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Torch is my last resort option, but it looks like I am nearly there. I may try taking it in to a tire shop to see if they could at least pop the bolt loose. If I do that, then maybe by folding the tongue on the pin, it will help to break it loose.
A car tire shop may not have anything more than the normal 1/2" impact to use. A truck tire shop on the other hand should have a 3/4" or 1" to use. (Oops... Peter beat me to that)
Mine needed the 1" impact, and I really thought the bolt was going to break.

I almost broke the flex head portion of my breaker bar when I tried it, so watch that part if you plan on using a pipe on the end of your bar.

Below is a photo of the sleeve (same on both sides) that you need to get that PB Blaster in. On mine, I found once we got the bolt out, that the fluid was mostly going down the outside of the sleeve. The bolt and the hole were only slightly wet at the top 1/2" or so.

If you use a torch, you'll have to get it pretty hot to get the heat through the outside and past the sleeve.

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Old 09-16-2013, 12:00 PM
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I assume that the bolt is only threaded on the bottom side where the nut screws on. Am I correct in thinking this?
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:37 PM
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Before you reach for the torch, I would consider cutting the top off and hammer downwards or drill it almost to the size and tear it out or hammer it thru, seems a shame to damage the paint.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:39 PM
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Before you reach for the torch, I would consider cutting the top off and hammer downwards or drill it almost to the size and tear it out or hammer it thru, seems a shame to damage the paint.
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That is exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:59 PM
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I assume that the bolt is only threaded on the bottom side where the nut screws on. Am I correct in thinking this?
Correct.
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Before you reach for the torch, I would consider cutting the top off and hammer downwards or drill it almost to the size and tear it out or hammer it thru, seems a shame to damage the paint.
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I am not sure if I can get under the head enough to cut it off, at least without damaging the paint. It would have to be some precision grinding.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:12 PM
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I am not sure if I can get under the head enough to cut it off, at least without damaging the paint. It would have to be some precision grinding.
If it comes to that... cut through the head and just get as close as you can. 1/16 should be doable. Air tools or a sawzall will make it quick. Shield the paint with on old licence plate or other scrap sheet. After that, driving down on the bolt center with an air hammer will take care of the rest.

I'll still put my $ on the 1" impact.
If it breaks the head off, you won't have to bother with cutting it off.
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:17 PM
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I'll still put my $ on the 1" impact.
If it breaks the head off, you won't have to bother with cutting it off.
Ha. True. Hopefully it will just pop loose instead of popping off.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:26 PM
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That grade 8 bolt might chew up some saw blades....
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:18 PM
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That grade 8 bolt might chew up some saw blades....
Mine wasn't a grade 8. Not sure if had been replaced or not, but it was old like the rest of it. I did go back together with a grade 8. Probably overkill though.

CC2MC, do you happen to have a photo of the top of your bolt?
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