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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 03:11 PM
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Hey everone,merry christmas!! I though I would just share the nightmare I had today tryin to get the windshield hinges off my 90 wrangler. Torx sucks I wish i could shoot who ever thought up the great idea to put it on jeeps. I hope whoever did think of that is not reading this. I am sure I am not the only person having these problems. We had to weld nuts onto the bold head just to get them off. and since we didnt have a welder my father had to go buy one. we needed a welder anyway for oter projects so we got a Hobart 175. Man is it awsome it is s easy to use and des a great job. Sorry this was so long Hope everone has a great Christmas!!!
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 03:40 PM
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Yes TORX sucked... REPLACE THEM [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 10:32 PM
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#1 Torix are the devil

#2 I love my 175, Not as good as some of miller's industrial models, but good enough to be in my shop.. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 11:33 PM
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Read this, its both educational and amusing. Why was the Torx created?
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1. Torx was introduced in the 1960's by General Motors.
2. The Torx fastener was developed for few reasons.
a. The splines in the hole increase the contact surface between the tool and the fastener.
b. This makes it possible to increase torque when tightening the bolt. This is a boon for assemblers
c. There was less danger of stripping the head or.
d. Rounding out the assembly tool
c Aftermarket tools were hard to find.
d. It made it harder for the average backyard mechanic to dissassemble the parts.... hence,
e. It became a new revenue stream, 'security through obscurity'
f. The same principle is practiced today by the the computer industry.
3. Economics and ease of assembly aside... they suck! [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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