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Old July 22nd, 2008, 05:11 PM
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Frozen bulkhead bolts removal suggestions?

So I had to cut the bolts off that hold the bulkhead to the chassis. Now I need to get them removed. Got any great tried and true tips for removing the frozen bolts from the bulkhead mounts? I have been soaking them for a week or so and no budge yet.

I have not tried really hard yet but thought I would put something out there to get some opinions.

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Old July 22nd, 2008, 05:19 PM
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So I had to cut the bolts off that hold the bulkhead to the chassis.
I assume you cut the nut off as it is easier to reach. Try turning the head of the bolt (which will loosen the rust) and then push or hammer it out. I've used 10 mm bolts to hammer out the originals
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 05:31 PM
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Yeah Chris no head to use unfortunately. I have tried to get a hold of it and turn it but nothing yet. Even tried some heat but that is hard to get it hot enough. Once I can get it moving then using a drift or even your idea will hopefully work.

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Old July 22nd, 2008, 08:34 PM
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So nothing to hit with a BIG hammer?
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 08:44 PM
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can u drill them out?
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 09:53 PM
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I wouldn't want to try and drill it out. Rust desolvers, heat, and hammering. Still seems like one end should be cut off and can therefore be forced thru the hole and to the other end? Once it moves, it will go thru.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 10:33 PM
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I have enough to grab onto on both ends but no go. I do not want to drill either. I might try welding a nut on one end and see if I can break it free by spinning it then start driving it out.
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Impact hammer with a round pointy chisel...

Oh BTW there are some spacers in there between the frame and the bulkhead so note the location of them...
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:27 AM
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Will we tried the impact a bit. Not sure how aggressive we need to be. But good idea.

Yeah I know about the spacers. Thanks though.

Good ideas keep em coming

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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:49 AM
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do you think using a floor jack to apply some upward pressure on the bulkhead may loosen any bind?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 11:23 AM
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Bulkhead is off the frame and laying almost flat on the lift at eye level. Bolt is cut so it is just the shank in the hole. That is what needs to be extracted. So there is no bind on it at all. It is just simply seized in the sleeve on the bulkhead mount.

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Old July 23rd, 2008, 11:40 AM
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oh....my bad. Then some good "heat'n'beat" is in next
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Heat and a BFH... IF you could weld a nut on it, then you can try turning it while heating and Beating
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