Spring hanger bolt

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Spring hanger bolt

Postby theoldstuff » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:29 pm

Hi all, just wondering if there's a trick out there for holding the bolt head inside front spring hanger while undoing nut on outside. Can't get a spanner in there. Suppose cutting wheel will do the trick but is there a less drastic way?
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Re: Spring hanger bolt

Postby Panky » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:54 am

Try poking a screw driver in there to jam the bolt
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Re: Spring hanger bolt

Postby theoldstuff » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:53 am

Did try that but nut is fairly tight/rusted so not much luck. I could probably grind some scrap steel to size to wedge between head and side of hanger (edit: between head and floorpan I think ) Cheers.
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Re: Spring hanger bolt

Postby Panky » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:13 pm

Where there's a will ;)
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Re: Spring hanger bolt

Postby theoldstuff » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:03 am

Well I got one off by poking bit of steel in to wedge bolt and the other one did not want to play that game so a good grinding was in order there. I think I have used grinder more often than the spanners on this strip down.
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Re: Spring hanger bolt

Postby emjay » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:45 pm

Good to hear you were successful. I have always been able to get a wrench in there unless there has been some bodge repair on the floor. It does take a like twisting of the wrench to get it in.
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