If the bolts don't work you can just weld the leaf springs in right? - Team Camaro Tech
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If the bolts don't work you can just weld the leaf springs in right?

Hey all, I'm working on a real clean 67 RS vert and looking all over the floors and trunk for any holes. It's a almost totally rust free car and I finally found a hole in the floor. someone burned it trying to weld the leaf spring bucket to the floor when the clip nuts died and the bolts were spinning and wouldn't get tight or come out. No problem just weld them in right??? Well I cut the welds off but now cutting the bolt heads off to get the spring bucket out. Has anybody had this problem and what did you do? How do i get to the recessed bolt near the side of the car? It's tucked in and no way to easy get a grinder on it.
The cross member was welded in also as it looked like they went to a turbo 400 and welded in the 4 speed crossmember. I was able to cut that off and clean up the subframe. Car is coming along nice but this bolt is giving real trouble.
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Re: If the bolts don't work you can just weld the leaf springs in righ

Get some kind of wrench on the head to keep it from spinning and drill through the center of the bolt. 3/8" I think. BUT after you drill through the head of the bolt it may snap off. you can remove the spring pocket but I cant remember if the slot is big enough to get the retainer and remaining bolt out. Wear eye protection.
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Re: If the bolts don't work you can just weld the leaf springs in righ

Worked great still have bolt and clip nut inside rolling around for eternity. Oh well looks good. Thanks Scott.
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Re: If the bolts don't work you can just weld the leaf springs in righ

A 1 inch hole can be drilled from under rear seat and use a socket in holding hut and removing clip.
I bought a flea market 9/16 box end wrench, ground it thinner, heated with torch, bent it to fit in slot to hold nut.
Worked great.
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