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Anyone have any clues on how to unfreeze the nuts on the front strutrods. Those puppies are rusted solid and I'd somehow like to keep them. I know a torch could burn them off, but I don't have a torch. I've tried a couple of solvents like freezeoff, etc. Thanks in advance.
 

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I had the same problem. After I soaked it for a few days with WD40, I hit it with an impact wrench until it turned. It took quite a few impacts before it moved.
 

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Mine were really rusty too. I used a wire brush to clean up the exposed threads as best I could , and tried the Sea Foam stuff for a couple days without luck. I then got out the propane to get the nuts good and hot. Broke loose with a breaker bar then and took off the rest of the way with an impact. Good Luck!
 

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I had the same issue. I soaked them for a couple days with PB Blaster, used a 1/2" breaker bar, still wouldn't go. I heated 'em with a plumbers propane torch for about 3-5 minutes and presto! Sure stunk up the garage with burning rubber. In the end, the threads were pretty bad and I replaced the rods.
 

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I had the same issue. I soaked them for a couple days with PB Blaster, used a 1/2" breaker bar, still wouldn't go. I heated 'em with a plumbers propane torch for about 3-5 minutes and presto! Sure stunk up the garage with burning rubber. In the end, the threads were pretty bad and I replaced the rods.
So there are new replacement struts available then?
 

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I heard the repop ones are junk. I found some originals that worked fine. You might want to check with novajoe. There's usually originals around with all the front clip upgrades going on.
 

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Anyone have any clues on how to unfreeze the nuts on the front strutrods. Those puppies are rusted solid and I'd somehow like to keep them. I know a torch could burn them off, but I don't have a torch. I've tried a couple of solvents like freezeoff, etc. Thanks in advance.
hi if you did not get your problem resolved i just pulled my front clip i think mine are good. if interested let me know i have the complete front end with disc brk 5 lug.
 

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hi if you did not get your problem resolved i just pulled my front clip i think mine are good. if interested let me know i have the complete front end with disc brk 5 lug.
Damn, where were you a year ago. I'll bet You'd have been cheaper than all the money I've spent so far. I now have all the parts and a couple a grand later, I'm about to finish the install, What's that about hind sight is 20/20. I started before I knew about this site, I'll bet I could have saved big bucks working with site members, thanks for the response.
 

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Damn, where were you a year ago. I'll bet You'd have been cheaper than all the money I've spent so far. I now have all the parts and a couple a grand later, I'm about to finish the install, What's that about hind sight is 20/20. I started before I knew about this site, I'll bet I could have saved big bucks working with site members, thanks for the response.
i was riding dirt bikes at the dunes and what not.now im an ol boy with a badass hotrod in the making.ahh post was from oct sorry im new
 
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