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12-28-2006 01:57 AM
BrandyBAH kicked them of and hacksawed the bolts off...now I can add the X bumper ends after 4 weeks of trying to do this
12-22-2006 06:17 PM
jbone303 i just kicked mine off one day in the woods. Why waste time in the tool box it is just plastic
12-17-2006 09:29 PM
whiteyj BFH wins over finesse once again.
12-17-2006 09:10 PM
BrandyBAH
Finally

Well the jugs are finally off. Tried the breaker bar and nothing happened. Thanks to Mike001's idea of kicking them off. The driver's side was easy...just 4 or 5 kicks and it submitted. The passenger side was a little more time consuming...kicked and kicked and all I got was it bent in past the tire, then I had to resort to osbornl1's "big hammer". Beat it from underneath til I got the jug turned 1/4 and then just tugged til it finally came off.

The only problem now is that the metal clips that are holding the bolts on are truly stuck. Guess I'll just have to cut them off now with a dremel. So much for an easy removal of the jugs.

Thanks for all the ideas...seems like I needed more than one.
12-15-2006 10:57 AM
tiny terror Don't listed to MOG. If you leave them on the Torx wins!! Kick them off. Win the fight.
12-15-2006 10:30 AM
MouthfulOfGrass Just leave 'em on.
12-15-2006 07:09 AM
haldodd I drilled the middle of mine out then used a punch to knock what was left out. You'll need a good bit though.
12-14-2006 11:15 AM
Mike001 I was serious about the kicking them though, took me about 2 minutes to get it off.
12-14-2006 10:37 AM
tiny terror
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Originally Posted by MouthfulOfGrass View Post
Aw, c'mon, you know you love that kind of thing.....
Jeeze MOG, are you trying to get me to say something off-color??.... cuz I will.


BrandyBAH - There's a bit of metal on the inside of the jug that braces the bolt and gives it something other than plastic to grab. There's a possibility that the threads are getting caught up on it, though I'm doubting that all of them would have messed up threads. It's got to be using the wrong tool.
12-14-2006 10:06 AM
MouthfulOfGrass
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Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
Do we hafta wear the catholic school girl outfit??
Aw, c'mon, you know you love that kind of thing.....
12-14-2006 09:44 AM
BrandyBAH Yep-

I'll try the breaker bar the first chance I get. They're not stripped so that seems the least damaging. Then maybe the vise grips or cutting them off.

Thanks again for the suggestions...and as long as everybody has fun that's good too
12-13-2006 11:55 PM
amy So, BrandyBAH, I hope you got something that helped between our silliness?
12-13-2006 11:31 PM
amy Ok, sure, let's go with that.
12-13-2006 10:53 PM
tiny terror Parent Teacher conferences? Grocery shopping? Mowing the lawn?

12-13-2006 05:10 PM
amy If you wanna, you can. Personally, I save that for... um... nevermind.
12-13-2006 05:03 PM
tiny terror Do we hafta wear the catholic school girl outfit??
12-13-2006 04:55 PM
amy This should take care of the problem...
12-13-2006 03:41 PM
whiteyj
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Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
I'm noticing a pattern here.... next suggestion's got to be a gun of sorts, then maybe a cannon.
I didn't know that rifled projectiles was an option!
12-13-2006 03:14 PM
Mike001 Yeah some 3 1/2 in OOO BuckShot otta do the trick and it'll be way more fun.
12-13-2006 03:02 PM
tiny terror
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Originally Posted by Mike001 View Post
Just kick the damn thing it'll fall right off. Your foot will be the least damaging tool you can use. Thats my method but rage from anger instigated the kicking method.
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Originally Posted by osbornl1 View Post
Big Hammer
I'm noticing a pattern here.... next suggestion's got to be a gun of sorts, then maybe a cannon.
12-13-2006 02:38 PM
osbornl1 Big Hammer
12-13-2006 11:28 AM
Mike001 Just kick the damn thing it'll fall right off. Your foot will be the least damaging tool you can use. Thats my method but rage from anger instigated the kicking method.
12-13-2006 11:17 AM
4Jeepn
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Originally Posted by amy View Post
I bow to your wisdom, 4Jeepn.
When I was a machinist, I went with the least damaging method first. If that didn't work, then I got the big hammer.
lol... nope no wisdom here, and your way is the 1st way to go, but in the situation written about, power tool seemed to be the path of least issue.
12-13-2006 01:56 AM
jherrin215 If you have the bolt out that far you should be able to grip the head of the bolt with a pair of vise grips. You don't have to worry about the torx slipping in the bolt but the bolt will be useless when you get done.
12-12-2006 11:31 PM
amy I bow to your wisdom, 4Jeepn.
When I was a machinist, I went with the least damaging method first. If that didn't work, then I got the big hammer.
12-12-2006 11:22 PM
4Jeepn
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Originally Posted by amy View Post
Yup, this is what I'd try before using a drill or grinder. You can always go to the power tools if a breaker bar doesn't work.
Trust me after building 8 Jeep in 10 years.. you learn to go for the power tools right off the bat....LOL
12-12-2006 11:15 PM
amy
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Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
Use a breaker bar.
Yup, this is what I'd try before using a drill or grinder. You can always go to the power tools if a breaker bar doesn't work.
12-12-2006 10:39 PM
4Jeepn 1. Use Rotor(dremmil) tool to cut head of bolt off, 2, pull stupid plastic section out. 3. Time used 60 sec.
12-12-2006 04:04 PM
tiny terror If you haven't stripped them, don't drill. I spent three days removing a torx after I stripped it out. Get a breaker bar and lean onto it to keep the bit tight in the head. They'll come out just fine. There isn't any loctite on them on the bumper I believe. You just can't get enough torque to take'em out with a screwdriver.




Or, cut the bolts and kick the damn things off.
12-12-2006 04:02 PM
activelydying i had the same thing happen to me. i just got out my trusty grinder and let him do the talking
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