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Old 01-05-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Busted Bolt Question

OK so when i was rhino lining the inside of my jeep i took off the rear seat brackets and the bolts snapped. what is the best way to go about getting those out so i can replace them and put my rear seat in?

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Old 01-05-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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Weld a nut to the broken stud, then start crankin!!
I see you're a Saluki.....about 90% of my family lives around Marion. Southern Ill sure is beautiful country.

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Old 01-05-2010, 06:26 PM   #3
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If you don't have a welder, drill a hole in it and screw a bolt extractor in there.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:08 PM   #4
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k thanks guys. oh and those seat bracket bolts dont have nuts on the other side do they?
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:20 AM   #5
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no they are just bolts. i took my rear seat out to roll on truck bed liner and 3 of the bolts broke. i just drilled them out and replaced them with a nut and bolt combo. good luck
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if you can't get an extractor to pull it (I've broken more than my share), then get your hands on a set of good drill bits. Start small, and drill out the center. Get progressively larger diameter bits, being careful to drill straight down through the center of the bolt. Once you've gutted it enough, it should pull right out.

Another method I've seen work well is if you've got enough of the bolt sticking out above the bolt hole, you can cut a straight line through the top of the bolt with a dremel and use a flathead screwdriver to get it out.

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Weld a nut to the broken stud, then start crankin!!
I see you're a Saluki.....about 90% of my family lives around Marion. Southern Ill sure is beautiful country.
On that note...I camp just outside of Carbondale once or twice a year when I meet up with a group of people to find and photograph snakes a bit further south...love that area.
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When you drill it - use a reverse drill (available at Autozone.) Often the drill snags and screws what's left of the bolt out.

A reverse drill turns counter clockwise to cut, and you'll need a reversible drill motor.
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Crawl under the Jeep and see how much of the bolt is sticking through. If there is enough to get a set of vise grips on it, remove it from the bottom.

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