Defender 90 ST Window Tops/ Bolts - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:31 PM
jyoungjr01's Avatar
jyoungjr01
Status: Offline
John
95 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 27
Defender 90 ST Window Tops/ Bolts

Guys,

The truck I bought has not had the window tops off in years. The bolts are stripped and will not come off. I am assuming that I am going to have to take off the interior door panels to access the bolts. Can anyone give me some insight into what would be involved in getting the door tops off and taking off the door panel. I know that this is not supposed to be too dificult but I am just looking for advice before I start as to what is involved and how to do it. The help is great espcaially being a new guy just getting into this stuff.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:32 PM
D90Overkill's Avatar
D90Overkill
Status: Offline
David Frank
1995 ST #2615
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Napa, CA. United States
Posts: 4,864
Registry
Are your speed nuts just free spinning or something? The bolts are studs and don't need to come off. Once the speed nuts are off, just rock the window back and forth gently. You may lose some paint from your cappings to the gasket.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:34 PM
jyoungjr01's Avatar
jyoungjr01
Status: Offline
John
95 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 27
Yes, when I turn the wrench the bolt is turning but the nut is not moving I can hear the head of teh bolt twisting.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:35 PM
D90Overkill's Avatar
D90Overkill
Status: Offline
David Frank
1995 ST #2615
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Napa, CA. United States
Posts: 4,864
Registry
Crap. The speed nut should be turning with the bolt if the bolt is free. Panels come off easy enough, but the closure on the nut is zero when affixed properly, so I don't think you'd have anything to grab onto.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:36 PM
rovertrader's Avatar
rovertrader
Status: Offline
Dale
Tithonus 110, D-90, 109 S/T 5-door
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Marshville, NC USA
Posts: 4,628
The bolt is threaded into the top, so continue unscrewing realizing you are removing the bolt, not the nut. Pretty common issue actually...
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:38 PM
D90Overkill's Avatar
D90Overkill
Status: Offline
David Frank
1995 ST #2615
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Napa, CA. United States
Posts: 4,864
Registry
Ahh. Makes sense. I learned something. There ya go.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old October 23rd, 2015, 02:54 PM
jyoungjr01's Avatar
jyoungjr01
Status: Offline
John
95 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 27
Thanks Guys, Appreciate the input!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old October 23rd, 2015, 03:22 PM
LRNAD90's Avatar
LRNAD90
Status: Offline
Scott T
1995 Defender 90 ST
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,265
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by rovertrader View Post
The bolt is threaded into the top, so continue unscrewing realizing you are removing the bolt, not the nut. Pretty common issue actually...
They will probably be stuck in place, and as another poster commented, and take some paint off when you do break them free, but make sure someone has a hand on them when you take the last bolt out, last thing you want it to do is flop off the door and smash on the garage floor.
__________________
~Scott T.
'95 D-90 ST - AA Yellow
"If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space!"


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old October 23rd, 2015, 03:29 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,242
Registry
Defender 90 Window Studs - Soft Top
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
90, bolts, defender, defender 90, top, window

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pre Summer Exmoor Trim USA Top Sale (Mesh UV Tops, Surrey Tops, Bimini Tops) ExmoorTrimUSA The Vendors Loft 6 June 9th, 2017 04:26 PM
Badger Soft top - Proper Storage - Full Soft Tops and other tops rijosho Defender Technical Discussions 10 August 4th, 2010 12:31 PM
Removable Window Bolts - Free 97-D90-736 For Sale - Parts 2 August 30th, 2009 04:48 PM
ST doors, Door Tops and Stainless Bolts tomaco1 For Sale - Parts 7 June 16th, 2009 09:25 PM
Stainless window bolts Peter Defender Technical Discussions 1 July 6th, 2004 10:44 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 AM.


Copyright