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Old 08-08-2012, 10:31 PM
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Ok guys, Warlock you will enjoy this, I pulled the truck into my mechanic's bay at work today. Two mechanics with 50yrs experience between them, me, and my buddy who is also a certified mechanic tackled it this afternoon.
The two old guys are offering advice, we are beating and prying and all that with the impact on the bolt. Nothing.

Exit old guys...

So I had to go do some actual work just as my buddy says, "well all I know to do is cut the shock, beat the bushing out, then try to cut the sleeve that is locked on the bolt." I come back and the air hammer is at full tilt.

After some prying and beating, sweat, thankfully no blood and lots of grins from the old guys, I have a new set of shocks on old Popcorn. Which is good because I have to go back to Lonoke, AR next week.

PS, on the rear shocks, I bolted the bottom in then CUTTHE DAMN STRAP!!!!! That is an entirely different story though wrought with much profanity...
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