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    You could also try penetrating oil, and a Double headed C clamp.
    Example: https://www.amazon.com/Bessey-DHCC-4...a-742443416806

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    Under the theory that there is a worn notch in the bolt. spin it 90 degrees and smack it.. if it doesn't move, spin it 90 degrees and try again, and a third time if needed. What the heck, it won't cost you anything to try right??? LOL.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. It will be a few days before I can get back to it. I'll keep you posted.

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    Do you have an impact driver you can use? I've had really good luck with those helping get stubborn bolts to move.
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    I finally had time to get back this project. The sawzall solution worked. I had to cut the lower mounting bolt on both sides between the shock and the mounting bracket. As I suspected the 1/2" bolt was frozen inside the 5/8" to 1/2" reducer inside the shock bushing. Since the reducer is larger than the 1/2" holes in the bracket it wasn't moving in either direction.

    Once I got the shock out I could see what failed. Somehow the cap that screws into the top of the tube had come out. I couldn't see the cap until I got the shock out and found it jammed against the top of the rod.

    No markings at all on the shock so I can't identify who made it. Speedway says they can't rebuild so I need a new set of coilovers. I don't know what the spring rate is so I need to do some research. The spring length is 9 1/2", which isn't standard. Maybe it started out as 10" and has permanently compressed. At this point I guess I'll just replace both sides.

    I don't know what my front end weight is but have found estimates from 1400 to 1700 lbs. Any thoughts on that? It's a 1936 Ford pickup, all steel with tubular independent front suspension and small block Ford.

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    You should be able to measure up the springs, wire size , number of coils, O.d. and length and I think Afco (speedway) can use that info ro come up with a comparable rating. The other thing that I did was start to use LOWER spring rates to get a smoother ride / less harsh. And if needed swap into the next higher spring to dial in the ride you like. Springs aren't that expensive and I believe Afco will swap'em at a smaller cost. At least they did for me.

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    You can find the rate of your springs by using the formula on this page/link (below). You just need to take a few measurements on your springs and plug the numbers into the formula.
    https://therangerstation.com/tech_li...ringrate.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Robinson View Post
    You can find the rate of your springs by using the formula on this page/link (below). You just need to take a few measurements on your springs and plug the numbers into the formula.
    https://therangerstation.com/tech_li...ringrate.shtml
    Thanks. That's very helpful.

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