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Old 05-10-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Any really effective ways to remove rotted rusted bent shackles.

I need to remove my bent rotted rusted crap shackles Theres rivets theres bolts theres the big bolt at the end of the leaf spring. And i do not have access to a torch nor do i have enough space under there to use a torch.. so far iv tried a sawzall drill bits hammer.. Are there any really good sawzall blades to cut threw this..

Ive been under there for almost 2 hours and havent even gotten 1 bolt out.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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I've taken them out with a grinder before, then used a hammer and broken 3/8's ext to beat the rest of the bolt out.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:38 PM   #3
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Ok well i dont have a grinder also my frame is just crumbling if you hit it hard enough with a hammer it just goes threw i dont really even have enough support to mount the shackle
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how much is scrap going for these days? that truck sounds too unsafe to drive
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:26 PM   #6
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Once you get past the rear axle everything goes to crap its scaling its rusted almoat threw the bumper is just hardly hanging there the shocks that were back there were cut in half by rust the shackles are gone they disinergrated if hit the frame hard enough in the back past the rear axle it will just about go threw so it needs to be reinforced how muxh could this cost?
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cost = another truck... if frame is structurally rusted that badly get another
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lets see some pics of this rust!
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