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Old 09-03-2015, 01:50 PM
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Bolt by windshield hinge jacked up....

Yesterday, a friend of mine was helping me out take off/on a light bar. while trying to put one of the bolts back in (passenger side), he got to a point where it wouldn't go in or out. The bolt turns, but if feels like the threads are making any purchase. I tried putting back pressure on with a screwdriver, but that didn't help at all.

At the end of the day i came to the un-educated guess that the nut or flag nut on the back side has come loose. I cut the head off the bolt so i could get the bracket off and ended up putting a piece of tape over the hole (very professional looking).

So how do i get to the back of that to fix it properly? Is it worth the effort or should i just pack the hole with silicon....or is there another option?

For the record....this is all my friends fault. I blame him.

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It really sounds like you want to kick yourself but are throwing it out there its your friends fault. I don't know if I'm buying this. I think your friend needs to re-evaluate his friends

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I've heard of this. I think there's a nut on the back, and I think it has the potential to spin free. I'll be damned if I remember where I heard about it, but there's some metal bent to hold the nut in place and I think tack welded, and it can snap off. No clue how to fix it, but you're not alone. I think the windshield had to be folded down to access the insert.
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The passenger side, upper right hand side of the bracket? If so there's a nut back there in a slot, I have pics of it on my build thread, so you can get an idea of what you're trying to get to,
The only way I could think to get to it is to fold the windshield down, I'm guessing the nut just slid out of alignment. I would try to get that hole started before putting in any other bolts.
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It really sounds like you want to kick yourself but are throwing it out there its your friends fault. I don't know if I'm buying this. I think your friend needs to re-evaluate his friends
Don't be so quick to judge. There definitely was another recent post about this somewhere and I know someone it's happened to.
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:10 AM
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It really sounds like you want to kick yourself but are throwing it out there its your friends fault. I don't know if I'm buying this. I think your friend needs to re-evaluate his friends
I sleeping with his wife and i think he knows it. But this is MY JEEP. Thats like a material thing that will forever be jacked up. This is his first marriage....he'll get over it.
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The passenger side, upper right hand side of the bracket? If so there's a nut back there in a slot, I have pics of it on my build thread, so you can get an idea of what you're trying to get to,
The only way I could think to get to it is to fold the windshield down, I'm guessing the nut just slid out of alignment. I would try to get that hole started before putting in any other bolts.

Yep, thats the hole all right. Any picture you can offer would be great. I wanna know what i'm signing up for.
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Was that last comment about the wife or the Jeep? Just want to be sure we are giving the right advice...
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Yep, thats the hole all right. Any picture you can offer would be great. I wanna know what i'm signing up for.
you can see how it can slide around a little in its bracket.
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