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_plaisance 07-19-2013 10:23 PM

windshield light mounts
 
Is there any way to take off the torx bolts on the windshield hinges with breaking the heads on the bolts

Brit Nick 07-19-2013 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by _plaisance (Post 3982565)
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. :thumb:

_plaisance 07-19-2013 11:39 PM

But that wouldn't burn the paint??

Jeepfreak83 07-19-2013 11:41 PM

Mine broke off in there still need to get around to finding a fix

_plaisance 07-19-2013 11:49 PM

I couldn't just weld the mounts to my jeep instead of breaking bolts

Brit Nick 07-19-2013 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by _plaisance (Post 3982835)
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.

Hardermods 07-20-2013 12:17 AM

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

Wesboy 07-20-2013 12:57 AM

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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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Buz 1 07-20-2013 03:00 AM

hammerblow impact is the way to break them loose... use a deadblow hammer as well to prevent busting out ws....:punk:

KaiserJeep 07-20-2013 03:40 AM

Or you could use the Delta billet brackets, which use the two flathead screws below the windshield hinges, which come out fairly easily:
http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/ima...&h=&page=popup
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.

Redsand 07-20-2013 07:04 AM

Dip your torx head in valve grinding compound, it will keep it from slipping as bad

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_plaisance 07-20-2013 12:08 PM

ima try the small torch on the head of the bolt if that doesnt work ima look into those brackets

SpringRubiconTJ 07-20-2013 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by KaiserJeep (Post 3983220)
Or you could use the Delta billet brackets, which use the two flathead screws below the windshield hinges, which come out fairly easily:
http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/ima...&h=&page=popup
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.

Water Dog 07-20-2013 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by buz 1 (Post 3983182)
hammerblow impact is the way to break them loose... Use a deadblow hammer as well to prevent busting out ws....:punk:

^^^x2^^^

Wesboy 07-20-2013 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by KaiserJeep (Post 3983220)
Or you could use the Delta billet brackets, which use the two flathead screws below the windshield hinges, which come out fairly easily:
http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/ima...&h=&page=popup
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.

_plaisance 07-24-2013 12:52 AM

Well I stripped two bolts so tomorrow ima weld a bolt to the torx and unscrew it like that


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