Control Arm Camber Bolts Rusted - Do I have to cut them out?

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  1. 69cudaownr

    69cudaownr FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Hi guys,
    My upper control arm camber bolts are rusted in. The nuts snapped off on both sides when I tried to loosen them. I put lubricant on the remaining bolts, heated them up and smacked with a small mallet. I'm guessing the bolt is rusted to the bushing sleeve and its not going to come out. Am I right in my thinking here?
    Do I have to cut the upper control arm off to get those bolts cut off thus ruining the upper control arm? Or is there another trick to it?
    Your help is appreciated.
     
  2. Hellrats

    Hellrats Just another dumbass FABO Gold Member

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    Cut the bolts with a sawzall so you can get the control arms off. Then you can change the bushings and replaced the bolts.
     
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    • 69cudaownr

      69cudaownr FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Thanks. I was wondering if I could get in there with a sawzall. I’ll give it a try.
       
    • hemi71x

      hemi71x FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Flame wrench, will be your friend.

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      • retractable

        retractable FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        I was able to use a cutoff wheel on my valiant. It had to be a new wheel to reach but worked good.
         
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        Dfr360cuda MAGA Again

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        I wish I had a torch. I used a sawzall. I got one side done. I tried getting a die grinder in there but I was afraid of hitting the frame mounts. You can see a pile of sawzal blades in the picture.

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