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on a nbs whats the easiest/safest way to get them off without messing anything else up?
Steve said they took a grinder an cut an X into the head of each one, then took a punh and a hammer and knocked it through.
 

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not too bad, use a grinder and grind it flush with the hanger, not the frame, then use an air chisel to punch it through, safest way

quickest way, air chisel and a torch, but i wouldn't do that unless the bed was off
 

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Just bad 94 and I used an air chisel on the head of the rivet, than pushed them through. And yes they are a "PITA". Are you changing them out for a 4" drop?
 

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Izzy and I had took the bed of my truck, used a grinder to flush out the heads of the stock units except the bracket that sits next to the gas tank, we just Xed it and punched it out. that was the hardest to do since we had to drop the tank.
 

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im going to be installing a 6-link here shortly so the bed is coming off

i didnt know you have to drop the tank

alex, how long did it take you and izzy to do the install? i got about four people that are going to help

also is there any special tools i will need? i suck at planning ahead
 

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we dropped the tank in order to get the new hardware in behind the frame, well the rear took us about id say a day or so, give or take any little problems that arise (like keeping track of which bolts went where and not realizing they are two diffrent sizes) as for tools, an impact gun is your best friend, a grinder, a die grinder and a cut off wheel. humm I might be missing a couple things but im sure izzy will step in anytime now.. good luck and let us know if you run in to any more problems
 

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1buda said:
Just bad 94 and I used an air chisel on the head of the rivet, than pushed them through. And yes they are a "PITA". Are you changing them out for a 4" drop?

That's how I have removed all the rivets from my chassis too. Once you figure out the best plan of attack, things go quickly. :cool:
 

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i heated the heads off, then ground em down, drilled a small hole in them, then they punched right out. didnt take too long. i dropped the tank, and had the bed off as well.
 

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bcubed said:
Steve said they took a grinder an cut an X into the head of each one, then took a punh and a hammer and knocked it through.
That works pretty good but a torch then maybe a grinder would be fastest.
 

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Though I haven't done mine, on my friends I simply made him heat the rivet with my torch while I hit them with an air chisel. No more than a minute each. :D
 

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the thing is, the rivets are tapered inside the frame. i had to drill about 1/4" into it then pound it through.
 

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I just did My hangers today you dont have to drop the tank just put a jack under it and loosin the 2 straps and remove them and shift the tank away from the frame enough to get your hand in between there. Just watch that you dont pinch any lines....
 

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christayse said:
I just did My hangers today you dont have to drop the tank just put a jack under it and loosin the 2 straps and remove them and shift the tank away from the frame enough to get your hand in between there. Just watch that you dont pinch any lines....
thats what i did. i consider that dropping it, even though i never took it out. :anitoof: even full there is enough shit connected to it to where it isnt that heavy.
 
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