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Old November 17th, 2013, 05:14 PM
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Removing jump seat mounts/bolts

Has anyone found an easy way to remove the SW jump seat mounting brackets? The bolts go through the tub and you can access the nuts through the rear wells - mine are totally seized, huge nightmare.

Can anyone recommend a good tool/saw to cut bolts in a small space?
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Old November 17th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Old November 17th, 2013, 05:34 PM
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Mine were a bear to remove as well. Id put a big vise grip on one side and air ratchet the other side until they come off or snap off.
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Old November 17th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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PB Blaster, just soak them....
I did, but you have to get someone else to hold the wrench on outside and wife isn't interested in the slightest.

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Mine were a bear to remove as well. Id put a big vise grip on one side and air ratchet the other side until they come off or snap off.
Damn, that's a good idea. I'll give that a shot. Thanks.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 08:58 AM
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Old November 18th, 2013, 09:03 AM
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I replaced mine with rivnuts. Seatbelt does the load bearing. Those brackets can kiss my ass.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 09:38 AM
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I could do that, but it's a super tight space underneath - can you think of a good small one that might work? How about a dremel? Do they have good metal cutting circular blades?

I was contempating a 4.5 inch angle grinder but that scares the crap out of me in such a confined space.

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I replaced mine with rivnuts. Seatbelt does the load bearing. Those brackets can kiss my ass.

Agreed, they suck ass - rivnuts not a bad idea.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 09:48 AM
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Happy hour? I can hold a wrench in one hand and a beer in another. Mad skills as the kids say (although it took years of practice to achieve).
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I did, but you have to get someone else to hold the wrench on outside and wife isn't interested in the slightest.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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I could do that, but it's a super tight space underneath - can you think of a good small one that might work? How about a dremel? Do they have good metal cutting circular blades?

I was contempating a 4.5 inch angle grinder but that scares the crap out of me in such a confined space.

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Agreed, they suck ass - rivnuts not a bad idea.
I use a Dremel all the time...they have good blades but don't do weird angles well. Good stuff just be careful and safe.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 09:56 AM
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Happy hour? I can hold a wrench in one hand and a beer in another. Mad skills as the kids say (although it took years of practice to achieve).
Ha - I actually think the wife has book club that night, but let me check. It's been years since I've been to HH.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Hello All,
I'm a new poster to the forum but have lurked for years.
I just removed two jump seats with completely seized bolts. I tried all the suspects mentioned above and I second the use of a dremel as the best tool. and many, many cut off wheels; like 45 or so for two seats plus belts. i found that the quick release wheels are faster to work with and using a flexible shaft attachment helps a bunch.
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Welcome Brian

That sounds painful. I bet it's just a couple of minutes with a grinder (if it comes to that). No way would I bother with a dremel.
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That sounds painful. I bet it's just a couple of minutes with a grinder (if it comes to that). No way would I bother with a dremel.
I'd go with a grinder for pretty much any bolt except for these - they're seized enough that you can't get make progress inside the truck and you'd need to go underneath.. And even the smallest grinder I've seen would likely be a hazard for me (I have bad neuralgia in my right hand). So yeah, it's either find a patient person to help out or use some other cutting tool that I can control more easily.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 07:23 PM
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I did this on two NAS110s. I thought about cutting them off, but what I ended up doing was big vice grips under and a 1/2in drive rachet with long extension on top. The vast majority snapped easily.
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Steve, bring it by over the weekend and we can apply air tools and grinders as necessary.
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Old November 18th, 2013, 08:13 PM
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Steve, bring it by over the weekend and we can apply air tools and grinders as necessary.
Ooooh.. I may take you up on that, but I'm going to LA this weekend. How about the weekend after thanksgiving?
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Potentially on the Sunday, we are starting the drive back from NH Saturday morning, so if we are back and if I have any degree of sanity left, we should be good.
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Well, I suppose really anytime in December.. let me see what I can get off in the meantime to make it streamlined. I'll buy lunch at Atillas plus beer.
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