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Old November 15th, 2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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i have an 83 ram and i have another problem while trying to install the body lift on the bed i broke 4 out of 5 bolts that i have attempted to remove. my question is what do i do now the bolts broke and are still stuck in the bed. do i somehow drill them out or what has anybody had this happen to them is there any easy ways out.

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Old November 15th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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dam that one sucks..i have nothing useful.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #3
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thanks i guess.....?
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Old November 15th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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PB blast, lots of it, might be able to break them lose, else you have to drill them out.
you know, i thought this was going to be about a busted bed from rough sex or something...
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Old November 15th, 2009, 10:56 PM   #5
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i would say drill, lots of wd-40. lots of patience.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #6
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Get a bigger hammer or start drilling
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Old November 15th, 2009, 11:01 PM   #7
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PB blast, lots of it, might be able to break them lose, else you have to drill them out.
you know, i thought this was going to be about a busted bed from rough sex or something...
yeah i snapped the heads off of them the rest of the bolt is still in the bed
and lol at the rest of what you said


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lots of patience.
im starting to loose that
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Old November 15th, 2009, 11:06 PM   #8
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i almost did the same deal trying to take off my side steps off my chevy..it was pretty scary taking em off..try not to throw any wrenches or punch anyone. I dont think their is an easy way of doing this...i wouldn't torch it..so yeah drill carefully and spray wd-40 in there and let it sit then repeat, have a while your doing it, will take some stress off.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #9
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heat would be a good thing to try... if you dont have torches i would get some MAP gas it seems to work well for me...
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Yes lots and lots of heat and hopefully there is enough sticking out to grab it with vice grips. If not you are going to have to drill them out or if you have a welder, weld a nut onto the broken bolt and while it is still hot as F%$! turn the nut and it should come out.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #11
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break the last one off too. remove bed get a welder, heat, and an impact.

weld on nuts to the top of the bolt heat them up, then impact them out.

game over.
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