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whiteyj 04-09-2006 03:52 PM

G**!**Da**@ Torx Windshield bolts
 
So I alrady know I screwed but looking for any new ideas. Trying to remove the windshield to hinge bolts. Pass side torx stripped so I drilled through and proceeded to break off a screw extractor. Several drill bits later drilled through again and proceeded to break off the next size extractor.

Any ideas? Local auto parts sent me home with a cobalt tipped bit but I'm not holding my breath.

HELP!

hardy1531 04-10-2006 11:12 PM

Trade it in on a new jeep

mmasuperman12 04-11-2006 01:26 AM

cobalt drill bit will drill it out hell it drilled my studs on my wheels out but make sure you use a few sizes smaller bit to start then work yer way up to the size you need. after that....good luck

dos0711 04-11-2006 05:08 AM

If you have a welder, weld a nut to the top of it and use a wrench.

whiteyj 04-11-2006 10:45 AM

Not likely to trade it in on a new Jeep. Hell the new one would still have Torx fasteners.:eek:

I've been looking at various drill bits. Cobalt being one. On another site they were talking about using masonary bits at slow speed to drill through hardened steel.

Nothing sticking out far enough to drop even a tack on.

Thanks for the input!

dos0711 04-11-2006 10:57 AM

It may be worth it to take it to a shop and let them work on it. Sometimes a few dollars is less expensive than a whole lot of frustration!

khenderson 04-11-2006 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dos0711
It may be worth it to take it to a shop and let them work on it. Sometimes a few dollars is less expensive than a whole lot of frustration!

x2 on that! i worked on a broken stud in the head on mine for days and was seriously pissed! took it to a machine shop and for 50 bucks and no more frustration, it was out!


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