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Unit 313 07-13-2015 05:28 PM

Bumber bottom bolts stuck.
 
M installing a new number and removed the top stock bolts fine but the bottom ones are stuck, even PB catalyst isn't working

mijeeper80 07-13-2015 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Unit 313 (Post 20235393)
M installing a new number and removed the top stock bolts fine but the bottom ones are stuck, even PB catalyst isn't working

that certainly is a bumber, there are a number of solutions. Number one would be to apply heat with a torch being careful of your gas tank obviously, number 2 would be to try driving it in a little spraying more pb blaster and then driving it back out, if you strip it hopefully you can get some vise grips around it, hope that helps get your "bumper" off ;)

Tom95YJ 07-13-2015 07:50 PM

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Are you using a breaker bar or impact. If a impact won't get it off use a 3' breaker bar it'll come out

sccritterkiller 07-14-2015 09:08 PM

Apply heat then immediately cool with water from the hose pipe. Watch for steam. I have found that changing temp of the material quickly works well when trying to free rusted bolts.

Unit 313 07-14-2015 09:22 PM

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Took it to a jeep shop and the guy had to use a circular saw to cut out the nut and bolt. They were seized. He welded in a new one and sprayed it free of charge. Final product

mijeeper80 07-14-2015 11:19 PM

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Looks nice!!

Unit 313 07-15-2015 03:23 AM

Thanks!

pojawis 07-16-2015 01:18 PM

Getting to this late, but I've always had good luck with the proper amount of heat. Fire it up to cherry red or even orange. Then give it a twist. Sometimes, it takes two heatings.

sudsytimmy 07-16-2015 03:29 PM

Cursing helps a lot too.


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