If you don't want to use heat...Rude said:What's the best way to remove the t-40 windsheild and hinge bolts?
Home Depot's Husky brand bits are guaranteed for life.Rude said:You're right about taking an impact driver to it. My biggest worries were wrecking another good bit, or the impact driver completely demolishing the bolt.
They would probably stop short of doing any damage simply because the risk vs. the $20 they'd charge you is too high. So, unless the mechanic is extremely sure of how to do the job, he is probably not going to take any chances and may, in fact, just tell you he can't do it.
Would it be a good idea to take it to a shop and say "remove this, please."? There's no Jeep dealer up here, but in terms of liability, what happens if you take your rig to a shop and they **** up? (ie: use a blow-torch on the paint, or completely wreck the bolts without being able to remove them) Thx again.
Oddy enough, I've never had this problem with my windshield bolts. They came out w/o fuss.Rude said:Perfect. you sound like you've done this many times before
Sorry but I don't recall the size of bolt required. I used off-the-shelf bolts...they were Grade 8 but totally unnecessary. Grade 5 is fine. Any store up there that has a decent bolt selection should be able to replace what you have.
Last question: Seeing as it sounds like I'll be 'wrecking' a few along the way, where can I get a bag of new bolts? (Preferably the same size, thread, etc) I'm sure you can find a big honking Jeep 'kit' or something. I'd like to have a few spares around before I start grinding or welding away.
If you're ever in the Surrey area, bring it over and I'll weld a bolt to it.Rude said:I think I should come up with a name for this bolt. It is not coming out. It's could be a fun party trick though. I can show up for different trail runs and watch as all you gearheads break your torx bits trying to take it out.
I really need to get this mother out.