I really hate this truck, it's getting ridiculous....
So today I decided it was time to replace the rear cab mount brackets (in the following pictures you'll see why). Well I figured while I was at it I'd fix the metal that's rusted on the cad side of the body mounts so they don't go through the floor (like some of them look like they're about to do). Figured, hell - while I'm at it I'll install that 2" BL that I've had laying around for about 9 months now too, the truck could use the new hardware.
Boy did I not know what I was getting myself into! I thought that my impact gun and my ridiculously large breaker bar would save me from the rust. Well all they both managed to do was rape the body mount bolts, which I now cannot remove. I really would like to get these things out as I have to completely replace the rear two body mounts and brackets soon, and other bits and pieces.
I could really use some ideas on how to get these freaking things out.
Excuse the pics, it's kinda tricky laying on a creeper a with a DSLR...
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The pile of rust the impact gun made
Left rear body mount & support I'm replacing
Left middle body mount and cab support I need to replace
Left front (not radiator) body mount
Right rear body mount & support I'm replacing
Right middle body mount... This is what most of them look like before I take the impact gun or breaker bar to them.
It's freaking ridiculous. I wish I could just find a good used cab, but where I live this truck is in better condition than most. Already replaced cab corners, rockers, and most of the floor already. Now this body mount problem is a big pain in the rear.