Originally Posted by 150man
Took 3 advil and going out to try again
Missed a step ... a chaser shot for the Advil! :-)
I just did my large flat floor slide (not a FW) two weeks ago and it took me an hour of tapping, banging, and shooting PB Blaster into the torque bushing before it begrudgingly released. Laying crunched up in that bay across the rails for the slide trays had me sore for three days.
I used the SLS method with studs (actually large cup point set screws), Nordlok washers, and serrated flange nuts. Since the aluminum threads in the bosses were stretched (I highly doubt they can take the torque of the bolt over time which is one cause of the loosening) I JB Welded the studs in the bosses. Red loctite on the inside serrated nut and blue on the outside.