Cab bolts

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Cab bolts

Postby PCPACrewCab » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:08 am

Hey guys, I need some help, what is the easiest way to break loose the cab bolts? if there is such a thing as easy lol! I tried with a wrench last evening and the whole rubber bushing moves with it. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you
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Re: Cab bolts

Postby OrthmannJ » Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:50 pm

So it sounds like the head of the bolt is spinning, is that correct?
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1996 F-350 Crew Cab Powerstroke
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Re: Cab bolts

Postby PACrewCab » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:31 am

Just cut through the bushing/bolt with a sawsall. It sucks but it works. Nothing like the smell of burning rubber in your face.
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Re: Cab bolts

Postby PCPACrewCab » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:18 pm

PACrewCab I believe that is what I am gonna have to do, it doesnt even seem like the head of the bolt is spinning the rubber bushing is just giving and it is like I am spinning a super huge spaghetti noodle! If I cut through the bushing and bolt do I just have to pound the bolt up through then?...thanks for all the help guys!
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Re: Cab bolts

Postby Bullistik8v92 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:00 am

I usually use my 3/4 impact on them, but if you don't have one cutting the bolt works like has been suggested. Use a good sawzall blade, whack the bolt and bushing in 2, knock the bottom section off and then use a drift and punch the top half thru the cab mount. Then install you're shiney new parts! My favorite parts is the shiney new parts.

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Re: Cab bolts

Postby PCPACrewCab » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:39 pm

Thank you for the advice Bullistik8v92. That is what I am going to do, they are really rusted and cranking on them with a wrench by hand is just not gonna cut it! I will definitely be ready to see the shiny new parts go!
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Re: Cab bolts

Postby Ruckin69 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:57 am

Have you tried a torch? If not a sawzall or grinder with a metal cutting disc.

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