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Exercising the Demons!!! TORX

DAMN THE MAN!!! TORX! Ok I vented, does anyone have some good remedies for getting the torx bolt out of the roll bar??? I got TWO out. I suppose I could drill and tap but I was wondering if anyone else has some ideas short of an exorcism with OXY/ACTL!
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Re: Exercising the Demons!!! TORX

Exorcise, exorcise, each and every day.

Torch 'em. You have to use a lot of heat to break the rust/sealant on those bolts. If you strip the torx just weld a large hex nut on top.
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Hammer in the closest allen wrench you fit in it. Whenever Iget a TOrx that doesnt give or slips on me, I punish it with an allen wrenched hammered in
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Re: Exercising the Demons!!! TORX

I like to weld a nut to them....then use a breaker bar.. the heat gets it gevery time..
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Re: Exercising the Demons!!! TORX

on the bolts on the floor I used a cutting wheel to cut the head off and then after the roll bar was out I used a vice grips to trun the rest of the bolt out (you can grind it flat on 2 sides and use a cresent wrench too)

oh yah and then replace ever one of those things with a standard bolt [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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You guys are gonna hate me....

I kinda like torx bolts! hahahaha

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Thanks for the info....I am going to beat the bastards into submission this weekend......
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Re: Exercising the Demons!!! TORX

Another thing if you go the weld-on nut route, take it easy with the breaker bar. Those 20+ year old bolts snap easy. Try tightening a little first to break the bond, then loosen. Use an impact gun if you can.
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LOL, I'm fighting them too. BTW...........WTF is a T-47? Did anyone ever see that size in anything but a jeep?[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: Exercising the Demons!!! TORX

I dunno whats going on with mine but i found a new tactic..

Get the torx bit, stick it in, twist until it strips.. then in your moment of frustration get your 4.5" angle grinder and grind the sides off the round head..

Get an adjustable wrech.. adjust and twist off.

I've gotten off all but one that way.

The other way to do it is go get a monkey wrench.. ya the big red plumbing ones.. stick it on, and it gets tighter as you pull on it.
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