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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 01, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 1969 camaro and i am very new to all this stuff,i am used to working on newer cars. my problem is i am taking off the rear springs and the bolts that hold the spring mount in the front are just spinning and not losening. i have the drivers side off but the passenger side is being the problem. do i need to grind them off or is there another way. how often am i going to have this problem on this old car? i am going for the pro touring kind of mods. so the entire suspension is going to be modified. help on what to expect next would be helpful
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 01, 03:30 PM
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Those bolts screw into "cage" nuts...or clip's with nuts tack welded on.

It is a common problem with disassembly...the torque overwelms the welds and they break...then its just spin city.

Most people have had luck cutting the bolt heads off with a dremel cut off wheel.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 01, 11:34 PM
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I recently went through the same problem with all 6 bolts. I found it easiest to drill the bolt heads off, worked better than a sawsall. The only problem was getting the old nuts out after I cut off the heads - you don't want them rattling around in there when you're all done. With needle nose pliers and a lot of patience you can pull them through one of the other access holes.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 01, 02:50 PM
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If you intend to keep the car for long, use anti-seize in almost every nut and bolt that you work on, in case those parts have to come out in a few years down the road.
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