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Old 04-27-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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How to remove headless bolt on roll cage mount.

I bought my TJ as the third owner for a project and have been adding stuff. I installed an sPOD and while putting the sun visor extensions on I discovered that one of the previous owners had broken the head off one of the roll cage mounting bolts. I'm learning my mechanical as I go so any advice on how to remove the broken bolt would be awesome!
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Get an EZ Out set. They are not too expensive. Sears, Lowes, any harware store has them.

Use supplied drill bit, the use the extractor. I'd get some penetrating oil down on those treads for a few days before trying.

Take your time.

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I'm going to replace them with grade 8 hex heads.happen to know the right size?
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002N...sr=8-1&pi=SL75

Make sure to use left hand drill bits, and drill slowly without using oil (wd40).

As mentioned, it is not a quick deal. Take your time and it will work pain free, rush and it will really be a bear.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:06 PM   #6
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I ended up having to easy out two bolts. One the torx was stripped, I drilled it and got the easy out to work it loose, but then broke it trying to get the bolt off the tool! Sears replaced it. Then i went after the snapped off bolt.
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I wasn't quit centered with my drill and it tried to walk off the bolt. I removed the roll bar section and got better access. I was then able to drill back into it and miss the threads. after a couple days of penetrating oil it came out without too much trouble. Here it is all done.
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Now it's new grade 8 hex bolts with some anti seize and the new sun visor hangers.
Thanks again for the help.

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