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Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. #12463282
10/12/17 07:08 PM
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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.

Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033] #12463330
10/12/17 07:38 PM
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Break out the sawsall. Cut the bunks at the bolts, grab bolts with channel locks and loosen nuts.



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Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033] #12463493
10/12/17 10:01 PM
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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.

Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033] #12463547
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Cutting torch the nuts.


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Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033] #12463594
10/12/17 11:50 PM
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Cut wood bunks off. Big bolt cutters on old bolts.


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Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033] #12463645
10/13/17 12:21 AM
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Plasma torch and your done.

Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Jones Trolling Motor] #12463656
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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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Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033] #12463723
10/13/17 01:32 AM
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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

Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033] #12463809
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If it wasn't longview you bet buddy I have 10k gen in back of truck and we could knock it out.

Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033] #12464194
10/13/17 03:13 PM
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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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Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033] #12466418
10/15/17 01:33 PM
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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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Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Txmedic033] #12527958
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Use a cut off wheel, thin, and make grooves for a screw driver

Re: Replacing trailer bunks and came across something new. [Re: Cast] #12534779
12/11/17 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Cutting torch the nuts.

Thanks Cast, sorry, I can't resist - I added your quote to my sig.


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Originally Posted By: Cast
Cutting torch the nuts.
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