|12-28-2006 12:57 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 05:17 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 08:29 PM|
|whiteyj||BFH wins over finesse once again.|
|12-17-2006 08:10 PM|
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 09:57 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 09:30 AM|
|MouthfulOfGrass||Just leave 'em on.|
|12-15-2006 06:09 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 10:15 AM|
|Mike001||I was serious about the kicking them though, took me about 2 minutes to get it off.|
|12-14-2006 09:37 AM|
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 09:06 AM|
|12-14-2006 08:44 AM|
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 10:55 PM|
|amy||So, BrandyBAH, I hope you got something that helped between our silliness?|
|12-13-2006 10:31 PM|
|amy||Ok, sure, let's go with that.|
|12-13-2006 09:53 PM|
Parent Teacher conferences? Grocery shopping? Mowing the lawn?
|12-13-2006 04:10 PM|
|amy||If you wanna, you can. Personally, I save that for... um... nevermind.|
|12-13-2006 04:03 PM|
|tiny terror||Do we hafta wear the catholic school girl outfit??|
|12-13-2006 03:55 PM|
This should take care of the problem...
|12-13-2006 02:41 PM|
|12-13-2006 02:14 PM|
|Mike001||Yeah some 3 1/2 in OOO BuckShot otta do the trick and it'll be way more fun.|
|12-13-2006 02:02 PM|
|12-13-2006 01:38 PM|
|12-13-2006 10:28 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 10:17 AM|
|12-13-2006 12:56 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 10:31 PM|
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 10:22 PM|
|12-12-2006 10:15 PM|
|12-12-2006 09:39 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 03:04 PM|
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 03:02 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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