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removal of front inner guards and Y frame HG

Hi I'm Brian Oliver(Blue) I have a HG ute and at the moment I've removed the front guards engine, gearbox and front suspension, but now it's time to remove the inner guards and Y frame. I have 4 blots to remove that hold the Y frame to the chassis rails but althought I have undone the nuts and loosened the bolts they don't want to come out so I need help as I have to get to the inner fire wall for rust repair. If some one has this on you tube please let me know as I'm getting desperate. Thanks all.

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If you mean the bottom bolts where the y-frames attach, they are special bolts and they seize in. Soak them in WD40 and work them gently back wards and forwards. If you're lucky they'll come loose, if not then the head will break off the bolt. Patience is a virtue here. Not sure if its ok to heat them to break their hold.

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Thanks for the advice will give it a go

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Yep they're known for being a pain to get in and out. I got mine out after soaking them with inox for days and then doing a juggling act hammering them out with a drift while spinning them with the impact at the same time. 9 times out of 10 they'll be heavily pitted when you get them out so order some new ones plus the tapered installation tool, which makes installation 10 times easier, from HKTG parts recovery on ebay. Don't get rare spares ones they are not the correct grade of bolt.

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Thanks for the advice will give it a go

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what I do is soak as mentioned inox is the one I use, I sit the front on a milk crate about the right height, I then move teh subframe up and down slowly. Then wind the bolts around, either by hand no power tools yet. Keep at it, have a beer, come back to next day or so, keep lifting subframe up and down, up and down, they always come out grab some new ones as the old ones are probably wallaby Teds brother...Roo Ted, good luck mate.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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Thanks for the advice will give it a go, if your ever in waikerie look me up I must owe you a beer

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