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Old 05-07-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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Ive sprayed all the nuts about four times, twice last night and twice right before i started but i cant get them off. I got two off, one i started cutting the top with an angle grinder and i think i loosened it but i dont know and the other i was able to get the ratchet on then i managed to get it started by pushing the ratchet with my foot but i cant do that with all of them. I really need some help.
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Why are you removing the bed?

You'll probably have to cut or grind them off.
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Im going to paint the frame. Im thinking i can drill out the heads of the bolts so i can take the bed off then ill take care of the bolts from the top.
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I think grinding off the heads will be faster than drilling. Have you tried a breaker bar? I use a fence post to extend it to give me more leverage, but sometimes that bends and you have to find something thicker.
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i recently removed the bed off my mitsu and while its a completely different bolting system ( the heads dont go through the bed itself) i wound up heating the worst ones with the torch a little. since its japanese, it is obviously all metric and i dont have an extensive collection of metric tools so i had to use a 3/8 ratchet for it and i used 3 different short pieces of pipe, which one depended on how much room i had to work in. cranked all 8 of em off in under 1 hour
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That's a good idea with the pipe, i might try that before i start hacking away. I wish it wasn't down pouring right now because i probably would've had the bed off by now.
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I tried to take the bed off my truck a few months back, and couldn't get the bolts loose. They're brand new bolts and nuts because I'm the one that put them on when I was installing the body lift. I don't know how in the hell I got them so tight, because I can't budge them now, even with a cheater bar. haha
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If you used the Loctite like you're supposed to then that's why they're so tight.
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I don't use Loctite on anything. Lol
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