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Old 08-30-2015, 11:09 PM
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So! Everything is going smooth. That is until I get to loosening the body mounts. All but one has cooperated with me. And the one that won't is a BEAR.

It's seized and rounded. Go figure.

Has anyone done a body lift before? How long are the bolts?
Should I cut/drill it out?

Any help would be AMAZING. Thanks, guys.
 
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And if later you decide that you no longer want your front end hanging down any competent TIG should only charge 150/200 dollars to refab the missing dif mounts. Ask me how I know.
 
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Originally Posted by Project_lil_red View Post
So! Everything is going smooth. That is until I get to loosening the body mounts. All but one has cooperated with me. And the one that won't is a BEAR.

It's seized and rounded. Go figure.

Has anyone done a body lift before? How long are the bolts?
Should I cut/drill it out?

Any help would be AMAZING. Thanks, guys.

I would try a lot of WD 40 or pb blaster and a bolt remover before trying to cut/drill. I think you'll have a hard time drilling it out. Remove one of the other bolts to see how long they are.

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And if later you decide that you no longer want your front end hanging down any competent TIG should only charge 150/200 dollars to refab the missing dif mounts. Ask me how I know.
Maybe you need to get some sleep before posting.... your comments are completely unrelated to the question.
 
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When you say bolt remover, are you talking about the sockets that have the little grabber things? I picked up a set, but it's so bad, nothing will stay on it.
 
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Can you get the nut off or is that the problem you're having? You could always try a good pair of vice grips and see if you can get them on there tight enough to hold that and then loosen the nut with the proper socket, or vice versa if the nut is the problem.
 
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Originally Posted by Project_lil_red View Post
When you say bolt remover, are you talking about the sockets that have the little grabber things? I picked up a set, but it's so bad, nothing will stay on it.
Yes.


Is welding a nut to the bolt head a possibility for you? Sometimes that works.


Jake: I'm assuming it's one of the bolts that go into the floor, so the nut on the other side isn't accessible.
 
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Alrighty guys, I ended up getting that bolt out. Just a lot of wrestling and punching the frame a few times. Haha! Thanks for the help!

New issue, and I feel pretty dumb for this one.

I've got the passenger side lifted with 3/5 blocks in. For whatever reason, I can't get enough clearance to put the blocks in the two rear most mounts.

Should I start lifting the driver side to the same place, and have 6/10 blocks in and then try to figure out how to get the last 4?

Update: well, I found that issue. After reading the instructions (Again) apparently I read six as five. So theres 12 body mounts. I didn't see them tucked away behind the rear wheel well until just now. Pain in the ***.... now to wait for the PB to do its work and get back out there....
 

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Lift is all the way in! Just have to button it back up tomorrow.
 
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Glad to hear everything went well! Make sure you post some pictures for us!
 
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Originally Posted by Jamaroon View Post
I would try a lot of WD 40 or pb blaster and a bolt remover before trying to cut/drill. I think you'll have a hard time drilling it out. Remove one of the other bolts to see how long they are.



Maybe you need to get some sleep before posting.... your comments are completely unrelated to the question.
Not me that needs some sleep. Milliseconds defore I hit the reply button BF changed the thread and my post went here. It was supposed to go to the 'Remove Suspension Lift Kit' thread.
 
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