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Old 10-11-2017, 08:30 PM   #1
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POP TOP Scissor Lift Bolt Replacement

Recently the ends have broken off the bolts that goes through the 2 riser tubes. Currently I can lift and lower the top because the broken bolts extends into the second tube. Does anyone know what it takes to remove the "tension" to safely replace them?
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:42 PM   #2
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There are several threads about this subject. Search is your friend. Or try this one, http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/for...ideo-9838.html
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:08 AM   #3
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Search and Harbor freight are your both your friends. Harbor Freight come-along ....

Pat, where are you in San Diego? I live in OC but work in Escondido.....happy to loan you my come-along and also help you replace the bolts. They are both broken?? My time is quite limited these days but if you can get to me...

I strongly suggest that you replace them with shoulder bolts....readily available at Marshall's hardware in San Diego.....otherwise you'll be repeating this activity in the future.
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:10 PM   #4
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I'm in the same time crunch myself. Darn work! I need to finish watching that video now that I got my speaker plugged in. I'm not adverse to buying a come-along. Do you remember the pull rating? 1200 pounds is the smallest on the H.F. web site. Yes both bolts broke, maybe because I had extra helper springs spacers when I had my roof rack up there and then I removed the rack with out backing down on the spring compression. Anyway many thanks for your offer!
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:47 AM   #5
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Any size come-along will work...heck with my football-player sized neighbor we've done it with motorcycle tie-downs (not recommended!!)

I don't have time to look (heading to the airport), but my HF come along is likely the 1200 lb one...won't even break a sweat...

A bigger issue is getting some lumber or other means to support the roof when you remove each pivot bolt....many folks use 2x4's and bottle jacks, etc.
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