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post #6 of Old 11-10-2008
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Have a helper hold onto the large screwdriver on deck with a vicegrip, loosen the not from below slowly so your helper can maintain his grip. Dont try to turn out the screw from above as you will be trying to turn the bedding compound, lockwasher, rust, garbage, etc. Once you have removed the the nuts from below, use an extension from your socket set, and place the female end onto the protruding screw/bolt, and tap it up until you can grab ahold with a plyer ot vicegrip. Then get yourself a guitar string and fabricate two handles and use it to cut the bedding from under the stansion base.
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