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post #1 of 2 Old 04-03-2008, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Stubborn Torx Bolt on Cage

OR Fab has a 'nice' bolt-on sport cage for the cab, sure, but in the process of installing it I ended up breaking a torx bolt...sort of...on the windshield mount where the stock bars join the central roll cage with the 2 torx bolts that bolt into the winshield.

The head is not stripped, and it swivels around loosely, but it cannot, I mean CANNOT seem to be wrenched out of the hole. When I reverse it out of the hole, the thread seems to catch on something, get stuck, and then go loose again. I tried to pry on it upwards with a flathead screwdriver while reversing it, but that failed. Should I drill it out? I mean, should I hold a vice clamp on it and drill it out? Will that work? Or is there something I don't know?


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post #2 of 2 Old 04-04-2008, 08:46 AM
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It sounds like you need to use an easy out on it.

But you have to watch out with those because they either work, or break off in the bolt which leaves a nice harded chunk of steel that is practically impossible to drill through.

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