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Unread 08-28-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Installing side rockers

I am installing side rockers that attach to the frame via the 4 bolts.

Unfortunately all the bolts were seized and rusted. I tried everything but in the end even with patience the bolts broke.

What's my best approach to get then out now? Arghhh

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Go to the auto parts store. There are special drill bits that have the pattern reversed. You drill those into the bolt, and then put the drill in reverse, thereby making the bolts come out. There may be other ideas out there that work better, though.
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Unread 08-28-2014, 11:24 PM   #3
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Weld a nut onto the shank of the broken bolt
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Weld a nut onto the shank of the broken bolt
Unfortunately it broke off almost flush with the frame.
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Unread 08-29-2014, 05:41 AM   #5
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Unfortunately it broke off almost flush with the frame.
Thats OK as long as it's flush or very close. put the nut up against the hole and fill it in, it's worth a shot.

Otherwise I would try drilling it out with a left handed (reverse) bit as mentioned above. If all else fails drill the hole out and weld in a nut or use a nutsert.
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Unread 08-29-2014, 03:06 PM   #6
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they make a nutcert that large? i ,i was looking at a selection on line the largest i found was 3/8. Those body bolts are much larger. welded nut is your best bet as it heats it too. the heat alone will do a lot.
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