Trapped Axle Mounting Bolt
I'm in the process of removing my old axles from my 66 Trade Wind. I've rattled off the nuts on the 5/8 x 1.25 bolts. I find that the rear bolt is trapped by the swing arm! I didn't notice this until I tried to remove the bolt. See my picture below. The head of the bolt is in the upper half of the picture. Everything is rust colored so spend a few seconds looking closely. See the shock mount, swing arm, and then the head of the bolt.
So what is the trick for removing this bolt? I wonder if Dexter installed the bolt before welding the mounting plate to the axle? I would appreciate some help from you experienced axle changers.
And then how do I reassemble my new axles. Do they come with the bolts already installed? Maybe there is room to reverse the direction of the bolt and put the nut on the outside, next to the swing arm.
Strange... I didn't expect this problem.