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Old 07-19-2013, 10:23 PM   #1
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windshield light mounts

Is there any way to take off the torx bolts on the windshield hinges with breaking the heads on the bolts

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Old 07-19-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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Is there any way to take off the torx bolts on the windshield hinges with breaking the heads on the bolts
The threads on the bolts have loctite on them. I had to use a little heat to get mine off.

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Old 07-19-2013, 11:39 PM   #3
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But that wouldn't burn the paint??
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Mine broke off in there still need to get around to finding a fix
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:49 PM   #5
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I couldn't just weld the mounts to my jeep instead of breaking bolts
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But that wouldn't burn the paint??
I just used a small butane torch. Dont hold it in the same spot for too long. Only takes a minute or so to heat up enough.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:17 AM   #7
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You could also put the torx bit on an extension, heat up the extension which will in turn heat the bit then the bolt, without ruining the paint

Also I recommend getting an impact screwdriver, that's what I used to break mine loose, I didn't need heat
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:57 AM   #8
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I've had success with a T-handle T40 - get right over it, make sure the TORX bit is in the bolt real good don't let it slip

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hammerblow impact is the way to break them loose... use a deadblow hammer as well to prevent busting out ws....
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Or you could use the Delta billet brackets, which use the two flathead screws below the windshield hinges, which come out fairly easily:

However, these two flathead screws thread into nutplates behind the sheetmetal, so remove one of the two screws, start that screw through the bracket, then remove the second screw and start that through the bracket. Else the nutplate drops off and you will have a heck of a time getting the screws started.
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Dip your torx head in valve grinding compound, it will keep it from slipping as bad

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ima try the small torch on the head of the bolt if that doesnt work ima look into those brackets
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Or you could use the Delta billet brackets, which use the two flathead screws below the windshield hinges, which come out fairly easily:

However, these two flathead screws thread into nutplates behind the sheetmetal, so remove one of the two screws, start that screw through the bracket, then remove the second screw and start that through the bracket. Else the nutplate drops off and you will have a heck of a time getting the screws started.
I like those! A little pricey, but i need to get rid of the steel ones that look like crap.
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hammerblow impact is the way to break them loose... Use a deadblow hammer as well to prevent busting out ws....
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Or you could use the Delta billet brackets, which use the two flathead screws below the windshield hinges, which come out fairly easily:

However, these two flathead screws thread into nutplates behind the sheetmetal, so remove one of the two screws, start that screw through the bracket, then remove the second screw and start that through the bracket. Else the nutplate drops off and you will have a heck of a time getting the screws started.
On my 97, there are TORX where these mount.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:52 AM   #16
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Well I stripped two bolts so tomorrow ima weld a bolt to the torx and unscrew it like that

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