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Post by 100%NewZealand on Wed May 01, 2013 8:16 am

Anyone have any suggestions on how to get the thing off, about to break out the cutting torch

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Re: Tow bar

Post by Kevin on Wed May 01, 2013 9:26 am

What's the problem? Did the nuts inside the frame rail spin loose, or is the whole thing rusted in place, or what?

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Post by 100%NewZealand on Wed May 01, 2013 9:40 am

The tow bar is pretty rusty, I tried spraying the nuts on the bottom with wd40, then broke out the cheater bar, couldn't get any of the the nuts to budge


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Post by Kevin on Wed May 01, 2013 9:46 am

Longer cheater bar, then? Get it on a lift and put a 4 foot bar on there and just crank. Eventually, they'll budge. Or twist off and snap. Either way. Smile

I'd be worried about torching that close to the frame. Can you be accurate enough to remove the head of the bolt without damaging the frame rail?

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Post by Kevin on Wed May 01, 2013 9:47 am

Oh, and try PB Blast. Hit them inside and out twice a day for a couple days with PB Blast, give it time to creep in there. I like PB much better than WD40.

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Post by 100%NewZealand on Wed May 01, 2013 9:51 am

Definately not accurate enough with the torch, in fact i probably shouldn't even be in the same room as one. I'll have to find a decent sized wrench and a longer cheater bar, will definately have to get some pb blast. Thanks

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Post by Ty on Thu May 02, 2013 3:16 am

Even better than PB Blast is Sili-Kroil. If you can find it!!

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