RE: [DML] Re: Toby Tabs
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RE: [DML] Re: Toby Tabs

Once you make some clearance for the blade, cutting them out really isn't 
too bad. Use a sharp hacksaw blade and it will go right through the old bolt 
in very little time. Of course getting clearance for the blade and clearance 
for your arm swing as you saw while the car is on jack stands is key and is 
not necessarily easy.

On my son's car we soaked them for a week in penetrant. One of them came 
loose with not much trouble but the other would not budge and had to be cut.

Surprisingly, once the arm with the stuck bolt was free of the car we 
carried it to a nearby 20 ton arbor press and  even it could not get that 
bolt out! We had to replace the entire trailing arm.

The one bolt that we did not have to cut was slightly bent. Putting in new 
Toby TABs sure gave us peace of mind.

Joe Kuchan

>From: "Bernie" <bmanderville@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DML] Re: Toby Tabs
>Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 22:03:59 -0000
>It may come to that, luckily I have new bushings to put in too once I
>get the old ones out.  It's going to get messy.  Just wish I had lift
>to work on to do it.
>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski - DMC Ltd
><martin@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Bernie
> >
> > I've got stuck like this a couple of times, and the best solution is
> > either to be on a 2-post ramp and use a very long breaker bar to turn
> > them, and copious amounts of penetrant, or cut them off, remove the
> > trailing arm and press the old bolt out.
> >
> > Martin

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