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PostPosted: October 11th, 2017, 6:35 am 
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I asked my husband for details. He removed the bolts from the front of the sofa brackets when he removed the couch. The brackets are still attached to the board behind the sofa. To get the bolts off, he tells me that he first broke two wrenches and then used a grinder on the inside to get the nuts and bolts off. He said ours were also attached by a nut on the chassis. So those are still there, just flush with the floor now. We haven't reattached the front since, so they were loose when laid the floor. When he reattaches the front brackets, he will move them just slightly so that he can put in a new bolt with washer. The new ones will not go all the way through to the chassis though. He says that depth is just overkill and he doesn't want another hole in chassis. Reattaching the sofa to the brackets might require adjustments to the back to get it to fit "just so" - he says he hopes not.


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PostPosted: October 11th, 2017, 7:34 am 
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Thanx for the details. So if I understand correctly, the bolt that attaches the bracket to the floor was not unbolted. It was just grind off, flush to the floor, with part of the bolt still attached to the nut under the chassis, thru the coach floor.

I assume it was this way because the bolt was rusted/seized, so it can't be removed. I hope I do not run into the same problem. I will take a peek under the chassis and see if I can see the nut. I want to make sure it won't come off the bolt if I start spinning the bolt inside. It will be nice if the nut is weld onto the chassis, so I can remove the bolt and reinstall it later without problem, but it feels like the nut is a loose one.

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PostPosted: October 12th, 2017, 6:34 am 
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Yes, that is correct. I took a pic yesterday; it is attached and shows the bolt ground/grinded off. I moved the bracket to the side for this pic.

I also attach a picture of the right side of the kitchen cabinet showing the bracket added to the back board for support.


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