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Need some help with a bolt.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by revn247, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Jul 19, 2008 at 9:35 PM
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    revn247

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    Hi all,

    First off, its a stock 08 dbl cab short bed 4x4 6 spd. Was out wheeling w/ some people in San Diego and ended up doing a black diamond trail. I came out virtually unscathed except for some scratches on the bed from a rock, scratches on the frame and a banged up "TRD" skid plate.

    On to the problem. There's a bolt that holds the cross member that supports the driveshaft at the dbl cardan joint ( I hope thats right). Anyway, its the only bolt on the frame. You'll know it when you see it. The rock I slid over buggered up the bolt head so I went and got another bolt to replace it. Took out the old one and went to put in the new one. Wondered why it wasn't threading. Looked thru the hole and it was not centered. Damn....The cross member is riveted to the frame so it won't move.


    How the heck do I line it up then? :confused:


    Thanks for letting me ramble and for the help!
     
  2. Jul 19, 2008 at 9:55 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    anyway you can get a small prybar in there to move it to where you can center it??
     
  3. Jul 19, 2008 at 9:58 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Damn revn247 you see you should have stopped at the first one :), hope you fix it bro have you called toyota and asked them?
     
  4. Jul 19, 2008 at 10:00 PM
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    Thinking about that too. But take a look and you'll see its riveted also.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2008 at 10:05 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    damn, you may have to look at that for a little bit. wish i could be of more help man.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2008 at 10:17 PM
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    revn247

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    Yeah, we'll see what happens.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    Yeah, but what the hell....I know I could do a black diamond in a stock truck..I know I can do it better in a lifted truck too!! LOL...

    SOOO....when's the next meet? I was thinking a bbq at the helipad?????
     
  8. Jul 19, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    definitely keep us posted man.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2008 at 10:37 PM
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    Sounds good on the meet. but some where saying they wanted it closer to oc like coast line where camp pendelton is at. im down for what ever.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2008 at 8:27 AM
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    Will do. I was thinking I need to get the chassis to twist to get it done. Prolly jack up one corner and see if it lines up. Kinda using itself as a pry bar. JTOL.
     
  11. Jul 20, 2008 at 11:49 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Thats actually what I was thinking. It should work.
     
  12. Jul 21, 2008 at 9:45 PM
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    1. you can see the messed up bolt head
    2. the 4 rivets holding hte x member to the frame
    3. from the bottom...
    4. hopefully a better shot.

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  13. Jul 22, 2008 at 1:07 PM
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    Drill out the hole and use a nut to hold the bolt in place. Should solve the problem as long as there aren't other alignment issues.
     
  14. Jul 24, 2008 at 5:34 PM
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    X2...or grind the first hole a little larger to align with the second one.
     
  15. Jul 24, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    Maybe a large taper/punch and a big hammer? Just enough to tweak it so you can get the new bolt through? A round taper/punch would work better than a prybar IMO.
     
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