Roll Cage Bolt Removal TJ

Discussion in 'General Tech' started by James Fetner, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. James Fetner

    James Fetner Member

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    Good Evening,
    So what am I doing wrong here? I super carefully tried to take off two of the roll cage bolts at the base and both of them stripped out. I was using a breaker bar and regular torx set, gently tapped them in with a hammer to prevent stripping them out but they did anyway. Also, what's the best way to get them stripped ones out? Easy Outs / extractor / maybe some kind of torx equivalent turbo bolt thing? Thanks
     
  2. RenegadeT

    RenegadeT no shirt,no shoes,no dice Moderator

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    I've welded a nut to a stripped fasteners before, works well. The added heat breaks down any Loctite or corrosion, and of course gives you a good hex head to work with.
    In the future, try removing the rollbar torx with an impact driver , this has worked for me a YJ rollbar, probably same as a TJ
     
  3. NASH-TY-AMC

    NASH-TY-AMC Well-Known Member

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    Charlotte
    x2 on welding nut
     

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