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The nut was welded to the inside of the frame, then it was assembled. No access to replace it without making a big hole and welding it up again...not the best way so far!
Same as my front bumper and radiator, I have nuts behind them
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Reading it again Gardner, can you extract and tap? Heat and air driver?
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Reading it again Gardner, can you extract and tap? Heat and air driver?
If it snaps off, drilling and taping would be the next option. Hope it doesn't end up that way.
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Gardner, we dealt with some of this type of thing doing the motor swap, in the long run it turned out to be right thing but we still chewed up a half a day each time the tap and die set came out
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I had one on my Jeep that the welded nut broke loose and is still floating around in the frame. We managed to get a nut behind and it’s good to go.
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i would not have an problem drilling a big hole on the opposite side of the frame with a hole saw,if i needed access.
(if you can)
Heating the nut has better results than heating the bolt.
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Of course I could cheat I am using it for a mobility scooter lift, not a 5000 pound trailer. I could just enlarge the hole in the hitch so it fit over the head of the problem bolt and have 5 instead of 6 bolts holding the hitch It would be the last bolt on the street side towards the front. Here are pics of the hitch and a blurry one of the offending bolt holding the brace. The brace is intended to go between the hitch and the frame, so that is not a problem. (12 mm grade 8 bolts)
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heck,thats not rusty at all!
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An impact chisel is your friend, cut then drill through, bolt back together,
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If you are going to cheat, maybe a new hole and a rivnut. TJ wranglers use them to bolt up the armor underneath including the crossmember holding up the transmission. Mr. Blane has a selection of these big guys delivered to your door convenient.

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https://shop.blackmagicbrakes.com/Nu...eep-TJ_c79.htm
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