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Frozen Bolt

Wbarnes352

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Sep 25, 2005
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Location
Greensboro
Corvette
2001 yellow conv automatic
My friend owns a '79 vette.
Here is his problem.
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How do you free up the bolt that holds the trailing arm to the frame in order to get the rear end alignment?
He has removed the shims, but the bolt remains frozen. He says there is not enough working space to get to it.
Any suggestions???

He would greatly appreciate any help.

Winston
 

74bigblock

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Joined
Sep 30, 2003
Messages
1,163
Location
Barrington, IL
Corvette
2008 Z06
Is he trying to remove the bolt and replace it? If so, he will need the following:

Sawzall
Long blade
Patience

He will have to cut through the pivot bolt on either side of the trailing arm with the tip of the zawzall blade. Once this happens, everything will fall out.

I just did mine last spring. It blew.

Dave
 
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Jan 1, 2002
Messages
7,246
Location
Washington, Michigan
Corvette
'67 Marina Blue Convertible
After you get them out and install the new ones, coat the bolt shanks with anti-seize first so they don't corrode to the steel sleeve in the bushing - next time, they'll slide right out. :)
 

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