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07-24-2013 12:52 AM
_plaisance Well I stripped two bolts so tomorrow ima weld a bolt to the torx and unscrew it like that
07-20-2013 08:36 PM
Wesboy
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Originally Posted by KaiserJeep View Post
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.
07-20-2013 01:25 PM
Water Dog
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Originally Posted by buz 1 View Post
hammerblow impact is the way to break them loose... Use a deadblow hammer as well to prevent busting out ws....
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07-20-2013 12:22 PM
SpringRubiconTJ
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Originally Posted by KaiserJeep View Post
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.
07-20-2013 12:08 PM
_plaisance ima try the small torch on the head of the bolt if that doesnt work ima look into those brackets
07-20-2013 07:04 AM
Redsand Dip your torx head in valve grinding compound, it will keep it from slipping as bad

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07-20-2013 03:40 AM
KaiserJeep 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.
07-20-2013 03:00 AM
Buz 1 hammerblow impact is the way to break them loose... use a deadblow hammer as well to prevent busting out ws....
07-20-2013 12:57 AM
Wesboy 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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07-20-2013 12:17 AM
Hardermods 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
07-19-2013 11:53 PM
Brit Nick
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Originally Posted by _plaisance View Post
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.
07-19-2013 11:49 PM
_plaisance I couldn't just weld the mounts to my jeep instead of breaking bolts
07-19-2013 11:41 PM
Jeepfreak83 Mine broke off in there still need to get around to finding a fix
07-19-2013 11:39 PM
_plaisance But that wouldn't burn the paint??
07-19-2013 10:42 PM
Brit Nick
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Originally Posted by _plaisance View Post
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.
07-19-2013 10:23 PM
_plaisance
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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