I had hell that you can see in my rebuild thread... Ended up having to take it to a friends shop and welding nuts on the top of them, often more than one per torx bolt to get them out. Tried PB blaster, heat, everything that was suggested. It finally took the welding...
thanks. I am starting to get busy at work so my time to work on the CJ will decrease until after april 15th.. we will see how it goes between now and then.
hopefully I will start taking the front end off of my CJ to begin the body-off procedure.. hopefully everything goes ok.. I have been soaking every bolt to the front sheet metal that I can see with PB blaster...
Heat is the key to removing rusty bolts, in conjunction with the penetrating fluid. Also, for removing torx bolts, specifically in regards to the roll cage, I went ahead and welded nuts onto the torx bolts, this was kind of a 2 for 1, it added heat and gave me a better option for tooling, I used a 3/4" bolts and really put the coals to it when welding. Just a couple of tips that worked well for me. I was fortunate enough to have a pretty solid jeep with minimal rust in the body.
I do have a question.... I am going to start the process of taking the body off the frame this weekend (hopefully). I have to replace my fuel tank and the skidplate so I am going to get a poly tank and a new reproduction skid plate... does a reprod skid plate come with the rubber things that go between the tank and the skid? mine are pretty much fubarred..
also, I am going to get new body bushings but was thinking about getting the daystar set that is an integrated 1" body lift. does anyone have experience with this bushing kit?
I am not going for a full factory fresh restoration... just want a nice driving CJ.