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dmchrist

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68 cacaro rear spring, front mount.
« on: November 28, 2005, 12:52:14 PM »
I have reached a cross road. I am taking the rear springs out and the front mount bolts are just spinning. I am afraid I know what I have to do but I thought I would ask if there is any trick to getting the bolts out?

Thanks for the help.
Darren :-\

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Re: 68 cacaro rear spring, front mount.
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2005, 03:17:46 PM »
On my car, I had to use a cut-off tool and cut the heads off of the bolts. Good luck!

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Re: 68 cacaro rear spring, front mount.
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2005, 03:34:42 PM »
I figured that but how do you put the mount back on?? Do I need to build a plate and weld it to the uni-body ???

Darren

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Re: 68 cacaro rear spring, front mount.
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2005, 04:07:03 PM »
No, just use new bolts and U-nuts, unless the metal is rusted away where the U-nuts clip on.
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Re: 68 cacaro rear spring, front mount.
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2005, 06:03:12 PM »
That is all it takes to hold the spring bracket on?

Darren

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Re: 68 cacaro rear spring, front mount.
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2005, 10:06:23 PM »
   

   All that holds the front spring bracket to the body is three captured or clip nuts and their bolts... Seems hard to believe - but thats all there is to keep it all together. The spring bracket locates up into a reinforced pocket in the floor section as you I'm sure have seen and the three bolt and captured nut arrangements per side just help keep everything in place. Cutting the bolt heads off with a dremel, grinder, or fire wrench is the only way to remove them if the nuts are spining - getting the remaining bits out isn't easy but can be done if your patient enough, but not necessary normally...     --Randy--