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Username Post: Nuts I tell ya!        (Topic#280457)
Z53Bel 
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04-30-12 10:16 PM - Post#2220958    

Hey guys, need an idea here.
I have the front shock I was trying to replace. Simple.. right? Well, first one done. Second one, I had to really do some extra work getting the top nut off but done. Now I have 1 nut on the bottom that is keeping the dang shock in. I have cut through as much of the nut as I can get my dremmel with a cutoff wheel in . I still haven't gotten it off. It's fuzed with the shaft.
Any ideas, tips, what you did, or ideas?
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04-30-12 10:49 PM - Post#2220967    
    In response to Z53Bel

Put a 6 point deep socket on the nut, then put an extension into the socket. Work the extension back and forth- this bends the shock stem just on the other side of the nut. Work it long enough and the stem will break, just on the other side of the nut.

Not much good if you're planning to reinstall the shock, but if you're changing it, it's down, dirty and quick.
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05-01-12 04:49 AM - Post#2221019    
    In response to fbama73

I have cut the stem with a Saws All. Not on 49-54 though.
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05-01-12 05:51 AM - Post#2221036    
    In response to Z53Bel

If you can get to it, drill through one side of the flat of nut with a 5/16 or 3/8 drill and then turn the nut a half turn and drill it again. You should then be able to break the nut off.

 
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05-01-12 06:21 AM - Post#2221044    
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Choose any method listed above but take your time. When ever I get into a situation like this and go in hot I either make it worse or hurt myself. Personally I would give this job two hours at least and take it slow. Doubt it'll take that long, but if that's the time I have in my head and I take my time it gets done in minutes.

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05-01-12 08:20 AM - Post#2221085    
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  • cederholm Said:
Choose any method listed above but take your time. When ever I get into a situation like this and go in hot I either make it worse or hurt myself. Personally I would give this job two hours at least and take it slow. Doubt it'll take that long, but if that's the time I have in my head and I take my time it gets done in minutes.

~ Carl


Advise post of the week. Been there done that. At my age I bleed a lot easier and a hell of a lot more than I used to.
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05-01-12 08:25 AM - Post#2221088    
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And don't ever work under your car and drop a 10" C-clamp on your teeth... don't ask me how I learned that one!
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05-01-12 09:41 AM - Post#2221112    
    In response to Z53Bel

if you do not have to worry about paint or gas leaking,cut the shock with a torch.
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05-01-12 09:41 AM - Post#2221113    
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Oewwwwwww

Christ Robert that sounds like a scene out of one of the saw movies


Jeezze its making my teeth hurt just thinking of it
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05-01-12 09:57 AM - Post#2221121    
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  • rrausch Said:
And don't ever work under your car and drop a 10" C-clamp on your teeth... don't ask me how I learned that one!


You still have teeth?
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05-01-12 01:54 PM - Post#2221200    
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One got chipped--it's still chipped, but I considered myself lucky. I was trying to press a new rubber bushing into the end of the rear spring perch. (Note to self: Don't do it that way next time)
1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
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