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Old 05-29-2008, 03:39 PM   #1
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side step removal

i have decided to get rid of the stock side steps on my '99 tj and all but one of the bolts came out easy. the last one just keeps spinning, i would like to be able to get it off without cutting it. is there an insert that it is threaded to? any ideas on how to get this bolt out other than cutting it?

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Old 05-29-2008, 03:43 PM   #2
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There is a nut looking thing welded to the frame. If it rusts and breaks, it will spin. You gotta cut the bolt off or drill it out but thats the only way i can think of.

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grind the head of the bolt off.
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i know how to cut it off i was wondering of there is a way to get the the nut in the frame. i took a good look and didn't see any way to get to them. its unscrewed half way i just didn't want to break out the sawz-all.
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no there aint an way to get inside the frame with a wrench for the nutsert.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:55 PM   #6
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Then mail the drivers side one to me please
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:05 PM   #7
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you could cut a gaping hole in the frame and put a wrench to it.
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i didn't think there would be a way to get to it but i thought i would a least ask.
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you could cut a gaping hole in the frame and put a wrench to it.
Not a good idea. You will soften the frame a bit with a useless hole and also you will need to paint it then since it will rust. 3rd, it might not even have the corners like a nut
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Not a good idea. You will soften the frame a bit with a useless hole and also you will need to paint it then since it will rust. 3rd, it might not even have the corners like a nut
why spend all that time to cut a hole and all that stuff, i was too lazy in the beginning to get out the sawz-all.

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