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Old May 11th, 2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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Bolt stuck in between my leafs

When I installed my plow I should have put the head of the bolt outside. Recently the bolt end got caught in between the leafs and I'm not sure how to get it out safely. I thought of a cut off wheel initially but the end of the bolt is holding tension. I don't want an angle grinder knocked out of my hands when I'm laying on the ground. I tried unbolting it but no go and I can't get an impact in there either. Here is a picture to describe it better.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #2
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jack the truck up and support the frame to let the axle droop. hit the leaf springs with a BFH to get them past the bolts. then remove the bolts and reposition them.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 06:22 PM   #3
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Big pry bar pushing with your leg to let the springs off the bolt.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 06:42 PM   #4
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Torch and stand back.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #5
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3' prybar with a cheater pipe did the trick. The craftsman prybar was bowing pretty good and just like I thought the spring came down in a hurry but no injuries. No more leaning truck
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Old May 11th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #6
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Did you loosen the U bolts that go around the axle?
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Old May 11th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #7
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Did you loosen the U bolts that go around the axle?
Nope.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #8
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Remove the shackle to relieve tension and see where that gets you.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 11:36 PM   #9
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3' prybar with a cheater pipe did the trick. The craftsman prybar was bowing pretty good and just like I thought the spring came down in a hurry but no injuries. No more leaning truck

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Remove the shackle to relieve tension and see where that gets you.
I think the problem is fixed.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 08:44 AM   #10
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Torch those leaf springs out and four link it. Everyone knows plow trucks need to be linked for just this reason.
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