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Old 08-29-2005, 09:47 AM
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Unhappy Stubborn Bolts

I spent the last few days replacing the body bushings on my '85 4Runner and adding a 0.5" lift. The good side is that the kit from Roger Brown's 4Crawler was perfect (and his service & advice is excellent). However, I didn't get longer bolts so getting the nuts back on was a pain, but once torqued, everything was fine. That is, except the front two bushing bolts. Rust has fused the metal sleeves to the bolts. I've been spraying them with PB Blaster twice a day and they do look better, but I don't think they are going to come off. Since the bumper is in the way, the space around the bolts is limited. I'm willing to replace the bolts. Any suggestions on how to remove them? I do have a Dremel tool with a re-enforced cut-off wheel, but I'm worried that there isn't enough room. I guess I could use a torch...

Matt
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