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#12463282 - 10/12/17 02:08 PM Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new.
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4047
Loc: Longview, Tx
My current bunks are in need of repair so I was checking my hardware to see how they were installed. Someone put a round smooth top carriage bolt in from the top of the bunk and then added a lock washer and a nut on the bottom to attach them to the trailer. They are rusted and the boards are getting soft so when I try and loosen the nut the entire bolt spins in the wood and I have no way to hold the top since it is a round flat top carriage bolt. I am hoping someone has a clever solution so I don't have to cut through 24 bolts to get my bunks off.

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#12463330 - 10/12/17 02:38 PM Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033]
Jones Trolling Motor Offline
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Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
Break out the sawsall. Cut the bunks at the bolts, grab bolts with channel locks and loosen nuts.
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#12463493 - 10/12/17 05:01 PM Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Try an impact wrench and tighten. Might pull down to good wood and twist bolt off. Might try hammering a chisel in between the bunk and bracket enough to hold bolt.
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#12463547 - 10/12/17 05:51 PM Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033]
Cast Offline
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Cutting torch the nuts.
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#12463594 - 10/12/17 06:50 PM Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033]
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Registered: 04/17/15
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Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
Cut wood bunks off. Big bolt cutters on old bolts.
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#12463645 - 10/12/17 07:21 PM Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033]
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Registered: 03/11/03
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Loc: Cisco,tx
Plasma torch and your done.

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#12463656 - 10/12/17 07:31 PM Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Jones Trolling Motor]
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Originally Posted By: Jones Trolling Motor
Break out the sawsall. Cut the bunks at the bolts, grab bolts with channel locks and loosen nuts.


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#12463723 - 10/12/17 08:32 PM Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
Since there are 24 bolts, the plasma cutter sounds like the best idea. Anyone with a mobile plasma cutter that wants to go fishing? We just have to do some quick trailer repairs first. roflmao

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#12463809 - 10/12/17 09:43 PM Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033]
scruboak Online   content
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1044
Loc: Cisco,tx
If it wasn't longview you bet buddy I have 10k gen in back of truck and we could knock it out.

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#12464194 - 10/13/17 10:13 AM Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4885
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Recommend securing new bunks to trailer with stainless T-Nuts, counter sunk and installed on top of bunk board. Allows installation and tightening of stainless bolt from bottom.

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Edited by T Bird (10/13/17 10:18 AM)

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#12466418 - 10/15/17 08:33 AM Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033]
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I put Ultimate Bunk Boards on my trailer. I drilled countersinks with a Forstner bit and used stainless hex bolts with fender washers and nylocks. Doesn't help with getting the old hardware off but makes the next job easier.
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