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Unread 06-30-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Best way to remove these bolts from the roll bar that sits on the back wheel well? They are stripped! Should I just grind them off?

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Unread 06-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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If there is enough bolt left you can try to notch it with a dremel and use a flat head screwdriver on it.
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Unread 06-30-2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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No screwdriver is going to remove those.

Grind the head off and weld a nut onto the stub. The welding heat and some penetrating oil may break loose the rust.
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Unread 06-30-2012, 12:03 PM   #4
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Yes just gonna take the time and grind
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Unread 06-30-2012, 12:09 PM   #5
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x2 on the grinder...i have grinded and drilled out alot of bolts on my jeep... saves alot of headaches when i just accepted that they are not going to be removed without breaking or stipping them...just replace with quality bolts and anti seze
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Unread 06-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #6
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X3 on the grinder.

Grind the head off and get the roll bar out of the way. Then penetrating oil (aerokroil, pb blaster, etc.), heat, and some form of extractor are your friends. If you can grab it with vise grips, you might have a chance. Otherwise, welding something to it is an option, or a left-handed drill bit and mabye a bolt extractor set.
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Unread 06-30-2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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I'm installing a family bar and carpet so basically just need to remove this old school bar
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Unread 06-30-2012, 12:19 PM   #8
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If you go the welding route, just weld a nut to the top. More surface area than if it was cut off.
I switched to a family style rollbar and you will need the bolt holes
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Unread 06-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #9
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I took my dremel tool and cut off both sides so I could get an adjustable wrench on them. Had to do it to 5 when I put the family style bar in mine. I sprayed them with penetrating oil, let it sit overnight, beat the tar out of them with a hammer, then they came out pretty easy with the adjustable wrench.

Whoever invented torx head bolts needs to be drug out into a field and beaten.
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Unread 06-30-2012, 12:37 PM   #10
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+1 on weld a nut to it, then impact it off. Soak it in penetrating oil for a coupe days, first. I have also had good luck with CRC Freeze Off.
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