First I let me outline my situation. I have a 2000 4x4 tacoma whose leaf springs have broken...not that uncommon. I ordered some replacement shocks and springs from wheelers and they were wonderful, quick shipping good communication. I get the shocks on with a little elbow grease and move on to the leafs. I start tackling the U bolts and soon realize the project is going to suck as most of the bolts were quite rusted, I even sheared off two of them, and broke two socket wrenches but I'm getting replacements and moving past that. I've hit a wall with the bolt that runs through the front bushing and secures the leaf to the frame. I've unbolted it, but it absolutely refuses to move when I try to knock it out of the bushing. I soaked it in WD40, used a 3 foot metal pipe on the wrench for leverage, hell I even climbed under and hit the end with a sledge a couple of times, and all I got was a shower of rust flakes.
Does anyone have any ideas/expierence dealing with these bolts that seem to have rusted/welded themselves in place??? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.