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Post by Bret Mullikin on Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:03 pm

I just posted in the wrong category. Does anyone know the trick to get the upper bolts out to replace the rear shocks?

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Post by Joe73 on Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:08 pm

No trick that I know of. I seem to remember it being very straight forward. I used a box end wrench so there shouldnt be a chance of rounding it off.
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Post by Bret Mullikin on Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:22 pm

I thought it was straight forward, too. I did round it off, though, and it was the easiest to access! I'm not sure how I'll get in there to cut it off.
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Post by Joe73 on Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:26 pm

Maybe a small pair of vice grips to grip the head ??
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Post by Bret Mullikin on Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:33 pm

It's pretty tight. I'll let you know. Thanks.
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Post by Limey SE on Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:29 am

Bret Mullikin wrote:I thought it was straight forward, too.  I did round it off, though, and it was the easiest to access!  I'm not sure how I'll get in there to cut it off.

Only way to Get it is a Bolt out Kit You will never be able to get at it for a Sawzall or air grinder Short of Taking rear control arms off


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Post by Limey SE on Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:30 am

Kinda Off Topic here Brett but how was the Pulls last weekend ? Wanted to go But had to much S**t to do

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Post by 73ss on Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:21 pm

I crawled under mine to see. Can't you get a 6 pt socket and extension and take them out? There's plenty of room. Are you seeing a bolt head when you look up? Did someone put them in backwards? from the top down? I replaced mine a few years back, 10 minutes a side. You are talking about the upper bolts on the rear shocks?
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:19 pm

Also, maybe take the nut off the bottom of the shock, pull the shock off the stud, then jack it up and put a jack stand under the frame IN FRONT OF that rear wheel and support the car up high. That rear spring should fall out giving you plenty of room to do what you need.
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Post by RobW on Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:47 pm

If I am thinking about the same bolt you are talking about (it has been quite a while since I did the shocks on my car), I was told by an old mechanic the trick was to use a distributor wrench http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Performance-Tool-W1189C-Distributor-Hold-Down-Wrench,8639.html    It worked quite well.
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Post by Bret Mullikin on Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:22 pm

Thanks everyone! I haven't got back to it yet. I'll have to look closer - maybe there's more room than I thought. Limey, only one class cancelled due to the Tractor Pull Weekend storm. That's pretty good! There is no more guaranteed weather than rain in Tomah that weekend. I went Friday night; the last modified blew a planetary and put a big whole through a rear wheel. Good times!
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:20 pm

Very Nice I got a Friend that does Them he is always trying to get me to come up there or where he is at that weekend But Can never seem to make the planets align to go LOL

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Post by Bret Mullikin on Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:47 pm

I never finished the conversation here. A different day and the job seemed much easier. I put a vice grips on the first nut I rounded off and an offset box end on the other three. Piece of cake. I'm slowly realizing that stepping away for a little while is often the best solution. Thanks.
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