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Shackle bolt removal??

Hi Guys,
Anybody got any neat tricks for removing the bolts from the front spring shackles on a 35-40 Ford?? I got the ones out of the spring but am having a heck of a time on the wishbone ends. I'm trying to do it with the wishbone still attached to the axle. Gotta be a way.....

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I don't know anything about an old ford, but I do know a trick that will work for any stubborn nut 0r bolt. Heat it up good with a torch and quench it with wax. It works every time!
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I had trouble with the shackles on my 48 Chevy pickup. Like was mentioned...I put a lot of heat on them and a big hammer.

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heat and a BFH
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Well, I got them little buggers out. The first one took about two hours, the second one took me about 10 minutes. What I found was that the sleeve is rolled over on both ends to contain the ribbed stud and lead/cloth packing material. There was about .100" of the sleeve hanging out, proud of the bone boss. I took my cut-off saw and circumcised the sleeve and then pounded out the stud and packing. At that point I could assemble my hack saw through the sleeve and carefully cut a slit, the length of the sleeve to relieve it's tension. Then pound them out.

What a PITA!!!!!
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