Help with rear side leaf bolt removal??? (1 Viewer)

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Thanks all. An angle grinder seems to have worked the best and fastest. Finally got it. On to the next 3. What a brute though!
I had to angle grind all of mine. I spent way to much time trying every method on each one and still had a difficult time to get them far enough out to even angle grind them. So much fun especially when every suspension DIY thread says how easy it is lol.
 

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My only other suggestion is to absolutely wear some kind of hearing protection. I had a headache for a couple of days after wailing on these pins with a sledge.
 

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For what it's worth, I sprayed PB Blaster on them for a week solid, prior to removing them. They slid right on out. "Caveat" I'm located in Texas so rust really isn't an issue where I'm located.
 

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I had one stubborn one, so burned them out using a big propane weed burner torch. Melted to liquid in about 15 to 20 seconds.
 
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For what it's worth, I sprayed PB Blaster on them for a week solid, prior to removing them. They slid right on out. "Caveat" I'm located in Texas so rust really isn't an issue where I'm located.

Yep, same. Medium size Big F Hammer.... "tap, tap.....'ping' 'ping' 'ping' " ( "ping", if you don't know, is proper nomenclature for ejected hardware bouncing and skidding down the driveway :hillbilly: )
 
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Yep, same. Medium size Big F Hammer.... "tap, tap.....'ping' 'ping' 'ping' " ( "ping", if you don't know, is proper nomenclature for ejected hardware bouncing and skidding down the driveway :hillbilly: )
You guys are so lucky. I truly tried everything. I had to give up for a day when I was laying on my side swinging a BFH and was beating on it like it owed me money, then missed a swing and swung that BFH right into my hip. I didn't get out from under the truck for at least 20 mins. I don't bruise easily and that was the largest I've gotten in a long time.
 
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You guys are so lucky. I truly tried everything. I had to give up for a day when I was laying on my side swinging a BFH and was beating on it like it owed me money, then missed a swing and swung that BFH right into my hip. I didn't get out from under the truck for at least 20 mins. I don't bruise easily and that was the largest I've gotten in a long time.

Haha....well I failed to mention when I was trying to horse the new rear springs into place, the crowbar slipped out and slapped me across the forehead late at night. It was beer:30 at that point.
 

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