Thanks for that, Spaceman. I thought about ordering the eliminators when I ordered the shocks, but wanted to save a little money. After looking at the picture in the link, wouldn't I still need to remove that busted bolt?
Ifeel bad for you YSB.. i would have nightmares about leaving MGM after a UFC fight..... Speaking of witch... want to shoot some time this weekend?
I'd like to meet you in person some day.
You want to meet me? You'd just be another person that wants to launch me off a cliff.
Yeah, getting out of there sucked. We parked in the employee garage which is right next to the MGM Arena, so that made it a little easier, but traffic control around there was terrible. There were police on motorcycles at every corner, but they were just sitting there looking around. None of them were directing traffic at all.
All traffic signals at the properties edge were only letting maybe 5 cars out at a time. Everything inside MGM property wasn't moving. Even worse is that nobody in this city understands right of way.
I'll still go to future events, but will park somewhere else when there is a major holiday and just take the monorail in.
Ysb, could you use a dremel? I haven't looked at my rear shock mounts, so I'm not able to visualize. Again, if you need help, I'm at home today milling around in the garage, and you can use my tools(not my man tools:laugh;-seriously, no man tools)
The difference between stupidity and ignorance. Ignorance is doing something wrong and not knowing better. Stupidity is knowing better, but doing it anyway. Don't be stupid!
I don't have a dremel and don't know if I would have enough room if I did. From what it looks like, the only way would be to chisel it out from the bottom or lift it out and chisel or grind from the top. I tried a 5 lb sledge, but my hands could barely grip it. Been in bed medicated all morning.
Here's where the bolt broke at inside bar pin bolt. You can also see how I used a ratchet strap attached to the frame to pull the shock against the remaining bolt. Without it, it kept sliding off the one bolt.
From what I've read in the tech section of this forum, it seems like others are using an air chisel from the bottom to punch the tacked bolt loose. A few others are lifting the body and either using an air chisel from the top or grinding it off. Anyone have any other ideas?
At this point, it looks like I'm just going to limp it around until monday and find a shop that can fix it.
I think you can fit a dremmel straight up in that opening with a cutting wheel if the shock was removed. You could also try to drill it out from below with a smaller drill bit than the hole. You could get a screw driver and hammer and try to punch it out yourself. It's hard to say without being there and seeing how much room you have to work with though. If you don't have a dremmel I would try to drill it out straight up through the bottom.
There's hardly any room to get a good swing with a hammer. Not sure if there would be enough room for a dremel to get in there straight. I think I'm just going to let a pro handle this. At this point, my hands can barely hold a hammer.
If anyone here wants to give it a try, I'll pay a fair wage.
Try soaking it overnight in a penetrating oil (not your gay anal lube), then put a notch on the bolt and try unscrewing it with a flat head screwdriver. There should not be any tension on it... Unless it is cross threaded