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Unread 06-30-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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How would you get these bolts off (PICS)

In the process of doing a Monstaliner installation on the jeep tub. Want to come all the way out on the lip but cant get these two bolts off.

How would you go about getting these off. They are striped out, and torx bits are even worse when they are striped







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Unread 06-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #2
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You could weld a nut on top,or just grind them down,or drill them out
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Unread 06-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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I would grab that head sideways with a set of curved jaw vice grips or grind that head off and the bottom will fall out. I'm assuming that torx head is stripped out and you will be replacing that hardware.
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PB blast them, cut a groove with dremel or cutting wheel and try a big screw driver, or square off two sides and use vise grips, or square off eight sides and use socket.
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I have taken my angle grinder and grinded flat spots on either side of the bolt head. Then I took vise grips and got it to turn.
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Square the head off and use a wrench
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drill them out, or right angle grinder the heads off. You will not be reusing the bolts or nuts.
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drill them out, or right angle grinder the heads off. You will not be reusing the bolts or nuts.
This.

I'd just cut the heads off and let the bolt fall. Then get some new hardware and call it a day.
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I'd just cut the heads off and let the bolt fall. Then get some new hardware and call it a day.
Im pretty sure the bolt will not just fall through if you grind / drill the head of the bolt off, would still need to remove the threaded part of the bolt... I would do like others have suggested, soak the hell out of them with deep creep or on blaster over night & cut flat spots with grinder and remove with wrench or cut a slot and remove with large flat blade screw driver and/or use the impact driver the one you hit with hammer and it turns, if you do not have one they sell them at harbor freight for like $5-$8
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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:58 AM   #11
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You can also take a very Sharp punch and try to turn the bolt by hitting with a hammer..if anything...at least to shock the bolt so the lubricant seeps even deeper into threads... Just tapping a bolt firmly with a hammer tends to break rust free into the threads allowing the lubricant to penetrate deeply.
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Those bolts hold the soft top belt rail in place. They are only threaded into the square nuts under the lip, not into the tub in any way.

Grind off the head and they will drop. Rinse, repeat.
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Either grind off the head or cut a slot with a Dremel tool and remove. The Dremel solution is quicker.
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thanks for the help yall.
everyone has amazing ideas
I was planning on grinding the heads off, but cutting holes and cutting sides off so I can wrench them off is genius.

Thanks for the help again!
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I cut a pie slice out of mine and used an air chisel. Worked like a charm even breaks loctite loose.
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