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post #1 of 3 Old 05-07-2013, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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need help with windshield hinges

I am repainting my 83 CJ7. I am removing all the lights, fenders, door hinges, etc. I borrowed a tool to remove the torque bits holding the front windshield on. It's a hammer something or other that you hit and it turns the screw head. At any rate, while beating on these to loosen them I have stripped many of them out and they are still in the bracket/frame. They turn but won't back out. Anybody out there ever gone through this?

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-07-2013, 07:54 PM
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Happens a lot to the YJ guys too, a lot of folks either try drilling them out or welding a nut onto the bolt heads and use lots of heat to break those suckers loose.

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I always get people coming over and saying things like "I wish I knew how to do that," etc- but they don't realize- at some point I didn't know how to do it either- I had to figure it out.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-09-2013, 07:19 PM
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I am doing the same thing. The lower hinge bolt have nuts under the dash, the uppers are capture nuts in the windshield frame. I had to weld two different nuts (one on each side lower hole) because the torx head bolt stripped out.

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