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HELP!!!! cab mount bolts


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:icon_cheers:does anyone know what i can use to keep the bottom of the cab mounts from spinning while i loosen the bolts??? ive tried channel locks, pipe wrenchs, and even oil filter pliers. cant seem to be able to grab onto that lower plate enough to put any torque on the bolts and they just keep spinning... any ideas would be awesome!!!!
 


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can you weld them with a couple of tacks just to hold till your done?????
 

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i dont have a welder so thats prolly not an option for right now.:bawling:
 

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tighten/loosen them back and forth till they can be removed? I never had that problem ... I pblaster'd them for 3 days before removing mine.
 

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:icon_cheers:does anyone know what i can use to keep the bottom of the cab mounts from spinning while i loosen the bolts??? ive tried channel locks, pipe wrenchs, and even oil filter pliers. cant seem to be able to grab onto that lower plate enough to put any torque on the bolts and they just keep spinning... any ideas would be awesome!!!!
hey if you can put up some pics i will figure something out for you man !!!!!!
 

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Try double nutting the exposed end of the fastener if you have enough exposed thread for it. Then loosen the nut with a open end wrench while you back up the double nut end with a socket. Soak the piss out of it with a good quality penatrant for a couple of days first.

Are you putting on a body lift? If so who cares if you bugger them up. most kits replace them.
 

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Huh? Mine had Torx heads on the bolt and I just stuck in a ratchet with it locked and spun it till it hit the hump...but, then again, it was a breaker bar...

Do they not have regular heads on your cab bolts that you can get a socket over them and then spin it into the firewall or kick panel?
 

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i was having the same issue today because im doing a BL right now and lost so much time on that one area that i didnt get to finish tonight. heat them up and that should do it. it worked for me, even with just a small propane tank. also now im having trouble getting them back in, and cant get the front bolts off either

NW
 

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got 'em! used giant channel locks and a little propane! she looks sweet. as soon as i get my tires and figure out how to post pics ill show you guys! thanks alot to everyone for the advice. this website is sweet!
 

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the front bolts were kind of the same as the cab bolts. u need giant channel locks to hold the metal ring so it dont spin! impact gun is the cats a$$!
 


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