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I am trying to put a body lift on my CJ7 but i am having some problems.....it seems that nothing is happening when i try to take the bolts off. it seems that i can get to the top of all the bolts except the one that is below the seats....if anyone can help i would greatly appreciate it.....

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I'm not folloing your ?? <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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the nuts inside the tub are spinning. you need to find a way to get to them so you can hold them for removal. this is a common problem with jeep tubs. especially ones that have any rust. not knowing exactly which ones you are talking about i can't say for sure what would be the best way to get to them but you "do" have to get to them some how. i have seen where peopl have cut through the floor to get to them. if you use a small hole saw or a big drill bit it might give you enough access to get something in there to hold them. i have had the same thing happen to my cj but it was the ones you can get to under the seats and the others were the very back two. i had to use a whole saw from the back side to cut a access hole. it worked fine and when i put it back together i used a standard nut with a large diameter washer instaed of the big square nut used by the factory.
 

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sorry bout that....guess i should read the post before i send...

when i try to take the bolts off they just spin....they are not loosening...i can not get a wrench on the upper nut cause they are in a channel on the tub...is there any trick to getting them off othere then a torch
 

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First off, they are not conventional style nuts. You will not be able to fit a wrench over them.

If the nuts are in fact spinning inside of the body channel then my suggestion is quickly forget about the body lift!
 

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Originally posted by DesertJeeper:
<STRONG>First off, they are not conventional style nuts. You will not be able to fit a wrench over them.
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The will fit in a wrench, you just need to use a larger wrench because they are square and not 6 sided.
 

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I think you would have a better chance of holding them in place by wedging them with a big screwdriver or similar item.

The single carriage nut I had to dig out of my body was over 1" wide... I cant imagine getting that big of a wrench in there.
 
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