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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Front leaf spring bolt

Ok so I cut the front bolt out of my 96 xj leaf spring but as I was going to pull the nub inside the nut I pushed it in and can't get an easy or a drill bit close enough to drill it any suggestions

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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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YOu need to cut a hole into the spring support bracket (which is welded to the "frame") to gain access to the now loose welded nut. You then remove the nut and the stub of the old bolt.

You can either weld in a new nut through your access hole or use a conventional nut. After everything is assembled, you need to close up the access hole you cut.

The neat way is to cut the hole from the top, through the floorpan. The replacement cover is attached with sheet metal screws and some sealant.

If you go from below, you must weld up the access hole you cut, so as to keep road grime out of the hole, where it would promote serious rust.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:37 PM   #3
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Before you hit up the other side... pro tip. Heat those bolts up hot to get them out of the frame with less drama. They are loctited in, and lots of people end up cutting them when there is no need.
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