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Old 06-24-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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Hardened bolt removal - (rear seat bracket)

The previous owner of my TJ for some reason only known to them has hacksawed through two bolts on the rear seat bracket.

Now these suckers are tough - Ive snapped three drill bits trying to get a screw removal set into them. Theyre stamped M8.9 on the top.

Any ideas on how to get the thread sections out of the cab and anyone got a spare two bolts I could buy/long term international loan?


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Old 06-24-2012, 07:53 PM   #2

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Drill them out.. then retap the holes or just use a bot that will fit with a plate on the under side of the body.

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Old 06-26-2012, 12:12 PM   #3
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Get a new (sharp) cobalt bit or two to drill them out.

You can also look underneath the Jeep and you should see the bottom of the bolt from the underside.

Try grabbing the bolt with some vice grips and see if they'll twist out with some penetrating oil and elbow grease.
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