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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2004, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Rollbar torx bolts

Anyone know an easy way to get the torx bolts holding the roll bar off. When I tried to unbolt them the sheet metal on the wheel wheel just twisted around. I've been working at them with a air hammer but it takes hours to get one off. I guess they are hardened.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Re: Rollbar torx bolts

Cut-off wheel on a 4" grinder. Or Torch. There really isn't an easy way.

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Re: Rollbar torx bolts

I find it faster to drill out most of my rusty torx and retap the hole when required. There is no easy way to deal with the larger sizes of torx.

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Re: Rollbar torx bolts

I just performed this task before I logged on. I used a air cut off wheel with a 4" disk and cut off the back side of the bolts and and the thread "nut". I ground the nub flush with the body. Then I used an impact with the torx socket and spun the bolt right out because it only had on thread left at that point. I had previously stripped on torx out so I had to use a pair of vise grips and it came right out. Re-install the roll bar with bolts and nuts and you are done.
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Re: Rollbar torx bolts

Cut off wheels on my 4 1/2" grinder and torch did mine too. Yes , they are a PITA. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: Rollbar torx bolts

If you have a welder, the easiest way is to weld a nut to the top of the torx bolt to aid in removal. My buddy just did this, at my suggestion, and was amazed how easy the task became. He broke only one bolt - over which he was very pleased.
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