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Old 09-26-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
Ross Buchanan
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How do I take this barbell apart?

The pins won't budge and I'm afraid to heat it up to break them free in fear of maybe messing up bearings. Suggestions? I don't want to spend $300 on a new one. The ends stick to bumpers making it a pain to put them on and take them off. Neighbor works at a plating shop and offered to sand blast the ends and plate them if I can get them off.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: How do I take this barbell apart?

You could try pouring some penetrating oil over that hex bolt on the bottom of your picture. Let it soak in for a while (a day), and then have another go at loosening it.
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:01 PM   #3
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Re: How do I take this barbell apart?

Took a chance. Heated them up and they broke free. No bearings just brass bushings. I'll update when they get zinc plated.
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Old 09-27-2014, 11:57 AM   #4
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Re: How do I take this barbell apart?

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You could try pouring some penetrating oil over that hex bolt on the bottom of your picture. Let it soak in for a while (a day), and then have another go at loosening it.
They have pins holding the end cap on. No bolts or anything with threads but that probably would of worked. Thanks guy!
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