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coyote4twenty 07-19-2007 06:51 PM

Help with Windshield bracket bolts
 
I have a '95 Wrangler SE stock and I am trying to remove the windshield bracket bolts to install a mirror relocation bracket. I am able to turn (loosen) the forward facing bolts, however, they are not coming out at all, they are simply turning. Does anyone know if there is a trick to getting these bolts out? The same thing is happening on the passenger side, so it is not just one bolt. Any help is much appreciated.

crafty 07-19-2007 11:07 PM

I gave up on those when I realized there were nuts on the end of those bolts. That was 2 years ago:rofl: Did not feel like taking my dash apart.

Grandpa Jeeper 07-20-2007 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by coyote4twenty (Post 106543)
I have a '95 Wrangler SE stock and I am trying to remove the windshield bracket bolts to install a mirror relocation bracket. I am able to turn (loosen) the forward facing bolts, however, they are not coming out at all, they are simply turning. Does anyone know if there is a trick to getting these bolts out? The same thing is happening on the passenger side, so it is not just one bolt. Any help is much appreciated.

Those are supposed to be receiver nuts which are welded into the body of the jeep. Must have been a screw up at the factory.

spearhunter_1 07-20-2007 12:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Grandpa Jeeper (Post 106743)
Those are supposed to be receiver nuts which are welded into the body of the jeep. Must have been a screw up at the factory.

The receiver nuts are only in the windshield frame on the upper half of the hinge. The bottom half bolts to the tub and has regular nuts on them way the heck up under the windshield/cowl area. I had to fold down my windshield, loosen up the entire dash and pull it out far enough to get my hand with a wrench in it up there to hold the nut...never again. I replied to your PM coyote...forgot to tell you one thing though. Have a can of PB Blaster on hand, and soak those bolts!:cool:

daddyjeep 07-20-2007 12:14 PM

You can get to them without removing the dash. It's really a pain in the arse. It would be easier with two people, but I managed by myself. I taped the nut to the wrench to get it back together because you can only work by feel and there isn't enough room to start them by hand.

kelt348 07-21-2007 04:36 PM

i actually just tried to install the mirror relocators and ran into the same problem. didnt have any wrenches long enough to reach up there. i decided to get the olympic 4x4 safari mirrors instead

coyote4twenty 07-21-2007 05:35 PM

Thanks everyone for your help
 
Thanks everyone for your help. Now that I realize that there are nuts on the back, I have pretty much given up on the notion of getting those bolts off. It figures, the one and only part of the Wrangler that has bolts with nuts on the end are the ones you need to remove for the bracket. Good luck all.

blueroo 07-21-2007 06:55 PM

You could MIG-weld the brackets on...that's what we ended up doing on my buddy's YJ.

coyote4twenty 07-22-2007 11:46 AM

I was actually just thinking of drilling 2 new holes into the windshield bracket to attach the mirror bracket.

coyote4twenty 07-23-2007 12:31 PM

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Well, I got them done. I had to take down the windshield and dash, but it is done. Of course I broke the engine kill toggle switch in the process, and now the Jeep won't start, but that should be easy to fix.

spearhunter_1 07-23-2007 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by coyote4twenty (Post 107745)
Well, I got them done. I had to take down the windshield and dash, but it is done. Of course I broke the engine kill toggle switch in the process, and now the Jeep won't start, but that should be easy to fix.

??????????:confused:

coyote4twenty 07-27-2007 06:49 PM

In pulling the dashboard out, perhaps a little to quickly, I somehow snapped off the toggle switch that I have as an engine kill switch, but that has been repaired now.


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