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Old 05-05-2017, 08:45 AM
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Uh oh...

long story short I had to take my dash out and therefore decided to fold my windshield forward. Hinges didnt like it and broke.

Ordered new hinges and went to put them in. Top portion on windshield frame came out OK but the ones attached to the cowl did not. The bolts seemed to brake free and now are spinning, but not coming out.

Are there threaded inserts that maybe broke free?

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Nope, nuts on the backside, and they are probably coated in seam sealer. You have to get up in there with a wrench and hold the nut, and on most jeeps, you for to dig the sealer our and off the nut before you can get a wrench on.
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Nope, nuts on the backside, and they are probably coated in seam sealer. You have to get up in there with a wrench and hold the nut, and on most jeeps, you for to dig the sealer our and off the nut before you can get a wrench on.
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Is there a way to do it without taking out the dash?
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Hopefully you haven't put the dash back in. Even if you have put it back, it might be easier to remove it again for access to the nuts that hold the lower part of the windshield hinges to the cowl.

If you don't want to re-remove the dash, you can try removing your tach for left side access and your glove box for right side access.
I would just unbolt the dash and pull it back a bit. Then support it from the roll bar with bungees or cargo straps.
How are your speakers? With the dash pulled back it's easy to change them.

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Hopefully you haven't put the dash back in. Even if you have put it back, it might be easier to remove it again for access to the nuts that hold the lower part of the windshield hinges to the cowl.

If you don't want to re-remove the dash, you can try removing your tach for left side access and your glove box for right side access.
I would just unbolt the dash and pull it back a bit. Then support it from the roll bar with bungees or cargo straps.
How are your speakers? With the dash pulled back it's easy to change them.

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Its not too big of a deal to pull it back out. All this started mainly for speakers to be replaced. Ill just pull it back out. Im just happy its nuts and not broken inserts.
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When I first got my current Jeep, I had to replace my windshield frame due to rust and the fact that I was doing a complete color change paint job.
I also replaced the cowl seal. In doing so I folded the new windshield frame forward and broke my passenger side hinge. I have a welder, so I welded it back together. The heat from welding loosened the corrosion around the hinge pin and now (after heating the drivers side hinge pin with a torch) I can fold my windshield forward with just a little effort. I have the original hinges that have a hole to lubricate the hinge pins that I do at least twice a year when I change my oil (spring and fall) and at other times when I have my penetrating oil in hand or when I think of it.

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