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Old September 3rd, 2012, 04:23 PM
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A Torx bolt that fastens one of the rear roll cage uprights has had the pattern stripped by one of the 2 PO's or someone who worked on the truck for them. I'd love to know how to remove it now that it's fubared. Because the structure surrounding the bolt is so tight I can't figure out how to get at it.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Hammer an allen socket into it, how about a larger torx bit.. pics? Cold chisel at an angle counterclockwise? Sometimes a socket just small enough to be hammered onto the head can back it off.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 10:24 PM
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weld on a nut and use a socket...
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 10:50 PM
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weld on a nut and use a socket...
Careful! Aluminum that thin burns easily!
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 10:58 PM
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Careful! Aluminum that thin burns easily!
I'm assuming that the roll cage bolt is stainless or mild steel, and the cage is certainly not going to be a problem. Another big plus is the heat on the bolt will certainly make removal of the nut a little easier.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 07:34 AM
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Get an easy out, simple fix. Those are 10mm I think so get one smaller than that. If you get a 1/4 inch one you just drill a 1/4 inch in the center of the damaged bolt, insert the easy out, applying a lot PB Blaster, as mentioned earlier, and it should come out.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 02:50 PM
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I'm on a break at work right now and not looking at the truck. But the problem that I forsaw is that this bolt is kinda tucked away at the base of the upright. So drilling into it or welding on a nut, which is a good idea and had't occurred to me, seems nearly impossible because I don't think I can get at it at a 90 deg. angle. Again, this is based on my recollection. And I might have omitted that it's a '95 ST, passenger side pillar, rear
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