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Unread 05-21-2009, 06:07 AM   #1
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More stripped torx bolts?

Got some windshield light mounts yesterday and low and behold one bolt on either side of my windshield stripped when I tried to remove them.

Anyone know what the thread is on these and is it something I can pick up at home depot?

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Unread 05-21-2009, 06:44 AM   #2
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Got some windshield light mounts yesterday and low and behold one bolt on either side of my windshield stripped when I tried to remove them.

Anyone know what the thread is on these and is it something I can pick up at home depot?
Are you asking about replacements? If so, every time I take one of those damn torx out I replace it with an actual bolt. attached is a picture. I like the look better with bolts as opposed to torx. I originally bough a bunch of torx to replace the ones I stripped before I went to bolts. Got them from Sears Hardware. I will check tonight to see if I still have the item number.
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Unread 05-21-2009, 06:49 AM   #3
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If you took one out just take it to Home Depot and match it up.That's what I did with my bumpers.
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Unread 05-21-2009, 06:50 AM   #4
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Ah the joy that is jeep ownership. I believe they are 1/4-20. I had to replace two of mine when I put my lights and mirror movers on. Tip for the future. Heat the bolts with a propane torch before trying to break them loose. It'll help break the thread lock put on at the factory and makes your work much easier!
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