Owns A Torsen
Joined: Mon Sep 18th, 2017
Occupation: Design and Innovation
Interests: RBV's, Computers
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I cut the frame behind the body mounts on the radiator support and in front off the cab mounts and cut the transmission crossmember along with the torsion bars
Not an option LOL
Anyhow, I have made a promise to myself tonight.
I am NEVER AGAIN going to work this hard on something that I don't plan on keeping. This is insane, I have been working on cars and trucks on and off since I was 15, professionally for about a year and I have NEVER SEEN anything this bound up. I worked for 2 hours tonight and only got the starter out. I tried the 2 easiest bolts on the bell housing and they will not budge. Impact, 1/2 breaker bar with pipe.... nothing. They will not move, I will have to cut them with a cutoff wheel.
What am I going to do for the top ones? I tried everything but heat, I tried hammering them in, I tried back and forth. I tried boxed end wrench with pipe, THESE THINGS ARE TRULY CEASED.
So is that last exhaust bolt, driver side toward motor. I can get a socket on it but no use. I can't get to it with a torch and see anything. I can't get to it with a saw. I tried just breaking it off with a 1/2" breaker bar and a pipe... NO LUCK.
Shane is staying with me again tomorrow night. If we can't get the bell housing bolts off I'm yanking the trans with the motor. I can get to it with just a socket and impact out of the truck. The extensions are limiting the torque.
00 XLT 2WD RCSB 5.0 swap Gherkin
00 XLT 4WD XCSB 4.0 G2
00 XLT 4WD RCSB 3.GO! Jalapeño
00 XLT 4WD RCSB Steppie 3.blown. Mistake
99 XL 4WD RCSB 3.0 PJ (Plain Jane)
00 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 2.5 Dee Dee
ALL Amazon Green Metallic