Originally Posted by cmadmaxman
I will update my info for my files. Thanks
While you have the spring beam out, good time to clean it up and paint.
I added the extra support angles for the bottom (piston) like yours has. Have not tried taking the bags out with them yet!
Did the threaded rod come out, or was that the main problem getting them out?
One rod came out and the other didn't, which caused another issue by not being able to push the bag over to pull the shackle bolts out
. I just had to take a chance and put the nut back on the shaft and real lighten the second nut hard (like 80ftp) . That did it. The main issue is the air connection on the top, it will not let you slide out the bags without dropping the beam.
What to watch out for when taken the nuts out of the threaded rod on the bottom, is to only let your socket grab the first. If the nuts lined up and you take them both out, you are sunk and you will not be able to get the shackle bolt out.