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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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I HATE anything with a "weld-nut"--like power steering pump bolts on my GM trucks...bust a bolt off in that welded nut,and your in for a long hard day's labor trying to drill it out and re-tap it--IF you can get a drill NEAR the darn thing--most times it is impossible,and you must resort to using a torch,if that will fit and not risk setting the vehicle ablaze....they are only "convenient" the first five years of a vehicles life--after that its pure greif,when the bolts rust up and snap in them.....
I'd rather fight with nuts & bolts than fix a busted bolt in a weld nut any day..
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