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02-15-2013 08:14 AM
krisbman Drill the hole for the recommended size to chase the threads, then chase the threads with a tap of the correct flavor.
02-15-2013 08:03 AM
beardedbrethren I just had this issue last night changing my hinge hardware. 2 stripped out. Used an Easy Screw Extracter from O'Reily and had them out in about a minute. Just drilled into the bolt using the correct bit size the extractor said. Had a harder time getting them off the Screw Extractor than I did getting them out of the door
02-15-2013 07:36 AM
tattoosteve99
Stripped Torx Bolts... Now What?

Water and heat. If its rusted use water after you heat it. If loctite use low heat to loosen it,then reapply heat and work slowly.
02-15-2013 07:22 AM
Hotshot824 A drill, drilling oil, patience, and replace bolt with Allen head vs torx...IMO
02-15-2013 06:57 AM
Neil F. Torx head bolts. It's the manufacturing process. The bolts are FAR easier for robots to pickup/manipulate/install than standard bolts.
02-15-2013 06:12 AM
cork1958 Never have liked those stupid torx bolts. Who invented those and why?

Had to have been some engineer that did. We all know it's their job to make things even more stupid!

I don't think I've ever gotten one of those out without WAY more effort than should've been required!
02-14-2013 10:17 PM
bmbillups
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Originally Posted by EvoFabWorks View Post
they make diff sizes of ez outs.. you may have the wrong size bit..
my bit is wider than the hole about half way up the threads
02-14-2013 10:15 PM
bmbillups
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
did you try a torch to melt the lock tite?
After stripping these i started using our propane torch on the other bolts and they seemed to come out better without stripping, still a lot of force needed... i just never know when im putting on too much heat for too long
02-14-2013 10:10 PM
EvoFabWorks they make diff sizes of ez outs.. you may have the wrong size bit..
02-14-2013 10:10 PM
jadmt did you try a torch to melt the lock tite?
02-14-2013 10:08 PM
Moabrubi
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Originally Posted by bmbillups View Post
is an easy out the thing that gets larger as it goes back and has reverse threads? We have one of those and ive been trying it all night with no luck...that green loctite they used from the factory is holding them in there pretty good
A video is worth way more then 1000 words. Make sure you heat that sucker up too.
Screw extractor | easyout | broken bolt removal - YouTube
02-14-2013 10:03 PM
bmbillups
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Originally Posted by Moabrubi View Post
Try an EZ out. (easy out, EZ out?)
is an easy out the thing that gets larger as it goes back and has reverse threads? We have one of those and ive been trying it all night with no luck...that green loctite they used from the factory is holding them in there pretty good
02-14-2013 09:59 PM
Moabrubi Try an EZ out. (easy out, EZ out?)
02-14-2013 09:51 PM
bmbillups
Stripped Torx Bolts... Now What?

I recently traded my half doors for some full doors. Im going to be painting the new full doors myself soon. On the driver side door the door is positioned to far towards the front of the jeep so it is slightly causing the window from to bow out when it is shut and you have to slam it harder than the passenger door that fits perfect. I started trying to remove my torx bolts on my door hinges and guess what??? they stripped... so ive been trying everything... ive come to this. I used a 1/4" bit to drill out the 5/16" torx bolts. It got the head off but a then shell of the acutual bolt is still left in the door thread plate. How do i remove these shells with out damaging the threads?

As you can see, the top bolt never stripped and came out fine...the bottom two bolts stripped and have been drilled out with the 1/4" bit with that thin shell still left in the threads.

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