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Those darn bolts and nuts!!

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Been working on my Suburban tearing it down. Just wondering how hard it must have been to assemble one of these on a line in factory. Every bolt on this thing has a NUT and seems like in impossible places at times. You have to remove things just to get to next part and reach those bolts/nuts. How hard would it have been to just have Nuts welded on to panels and frame parts like most items have. Would have been quicker assembly to and saved time/money in factory I would think. Some that REALLY got to me were big 3/8" bolts that nuts came off, but then the bolt wouldn't push out because something else still needed to come off first! Sheesh! Maybe I'll have to weld on some of those nuts before I paint, just to make it all easier on assembly. :Disgus::Disgus::1106:
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The forward most bolt that attaches the seat bracket to the frame is the most fun. Gotta remove transmission to get it out!
I beg to differ... I took mine off with a really long open end wrench on the bottom and a socket and ratchet on top... The nice thing is, the bolt doesn't fall out because it rests on the transmission, so it is easy to put back in :thThumbsU

These machies were built to last forever (when properly cared for) that's why it's so hard to get them apart! :ROF
I especially like those factory rounded off corners on a lock nut, so your 12 point wrench is pretty much guaranteed to slip. :1336:
thats why they make 6 point wrenches
Saturn like this ? I bolted it all together on the jack. Randy shame on you.... Just kidding.

My SS16 tank only has the two rear bolts in it cause I take it off so much, and the taillight hasn't made it back on yet either! :ROF
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