I found a brushguard on craigslist for $25 today, picked it up because, why not at that price? And now I have to mount it on my front stock bumper. The issue is this, I cut the bumper and then bedlined it, and now my bolts are all bedlined on.
Would a torch be the best way to get these out? I can't get them to budge with just a ratchet and torx head.
You might try physically cutting around the circumference of the bolt head. Try a utility knife first to score it all the way around, and then get on the wrench. The idea being that the cleaner you can keep the cut in the Berliner surface, the less of a chance that the material will have a void for moisture, dirt, etc. to get in and start making it flake off.
I assume there is still enough depth in the torx head bolt to get the bit tip in there? Don't want to strip out the head.
Torch is a good route. I didn't bedline my bumper, but I had a torx bolt that was on there for good. I had the ironworker a my jobsite weld a 3/4" nut on there and it came right off with a spud wrench. I don't know if thats a viable option for you or not seeing as a) you might not have access to a welder and b) the bedliner is preventing you from getting a good weld on there.
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Since its a torx bolt, you can drill off the head with large bit and then drill a small hole through the remaining bolt. Then use a easy-out to back out the bolt after pre-heating with propane torch. The torx bolt metal is soft compared to other bolts on TJs, such as shock bolts (hard as hell). This method work for me without being much of a PITA.