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removing hitch in my bed

trying to get the ball hitch out of my bed on my '95 350 anyone got any ideas,
trying not to use a torch and heat and then cool it that close to 30 gallons of diesel,

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if its just screwed in a large pipe wrench will work


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what kinda hitch? flip over and hide away? or bolted in? or what.
for our B&W that came on a 04 dodge we got, used WD 40. hit it with a hammer on the top and sides and it came out



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I had a una goose in mine and i had to use a combination of a torch, rachets, and finally a sawzall to get it out. Mine was really rusted in.

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its a ball hitch screwed into the bed, tried a pipe wrench, gonna pick up some penetrating oil and get it another try, its rusted in there pretty good
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I've used a 36" pipe wrench with a big cheater pipe before. I don't think one of the household-plumbing-job kind will work. If you have oilfield workers around where you live, ask one of the guys on their work trucks if you can borrow a big wrench from them for a few minutes.

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lol just ask if you can borrow them for a few minutes.
you might try slamming it with a hammer too. worth a try



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i had to take torches, grinders, sawzall, and whatever i could to get it off.
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trying to get the ball hitch out of my bed on my '95 350 anyone got any ideas,
trying not to use a torch and heat and then cool it that close to 30 gallons of diesel,

thanks
Diesel is not like gasoline. Not near as dangerous. Personally,...I would just torch it out if I couldn't break it loose with a large pipe wrench.
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well tried a 36" pipe wrench with a 5ft cheater pipe and that thing aint budging, gonna finish cuting it out tommorow with the sawzall after i get some more blades, broke one already
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