|Originally posted by gamefish:|
thats a good idea i will try the seam split trick tomarrow if i get home from work at a decent time. has any one had any luck cutting the bolt head off then using a punch to pound it through?
Try punching it from the threaded side first? You'll need to use a wrench on the head to steady it as you use a punch on the bushing seam.
Has anyone tried to use compression force to split the bushing seam and the bond of rust? I may be way off base here, I sometimes see things differently but what if you were to over-tighten the nut on the bolt? With enough force, say 1/2" breaker bars, some washers to back up the nut against the frame, why wouldn't the bushing give away in the weakest spot, namely the seam? Split the seam and you should be good to go, right? I'm not a professional mechanic, why wouldn't that work also?