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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2002, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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removing the stupid philips head screws

I went to visit GRW the other day and he told me the best way to remove those stuborn philips head screws is to use a chisel. He said to use a cold chisel, what type is this or are there other types that can be used?
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Re: removing the stupid philips head screws

get a pencil tip mini butane torch, direct the heat to the center of the screw, let it heat up for a few seconds, get a #2or3 phillips screwdriver, and EASILY un-screw it.
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Re: removing the stupid philips head screws

the head are already stripped out, even heat didnt help the passenger side. the drivers side came out ok though.
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Re: removing the stupid philips head screws

i supposed your talking about the door screw? am i right? i tried an impact driver on those things and that didnt even work. i didnt try a torch but i figure it was sitting out in the arizona sun so im sure that heated it up quite a bit. i think im just going to drill those dang things out and just replace the screws.
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Re: removing the stupid philips head screws

If the screws are already stripped use a die grinder or dremel to cut a slot for a regular blade screwdriver heat the screw then smack it sharply with a hammer use a large screwdriver with a pair of vice grips on em this allows you to put all your wieght on the driver and use the grips to turn the screwdriver.I've never come across one I could'nt get out, and I live in the rust belt of Michigan.good luck!
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Re: removing the stupid philips head screws

I ended up using a dremel tool to cut the sides off the screw head so that it had two flat opposing surfaces and then using vice grips to get them off.

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Re: removing the stupid philips head screws

Air hammer took about 3 seconds per bolt, just don't slip!
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Re: removing the stupid philips head screws

i am used to drill them out. first i used a 6mm drill and drilled deep into the screw. then i used a 8mm drill till the head came off. then i removed the doors and the screws came out with my fingers.

only one time i had problems with it. it was an old 413 and the screws were full of rust. i then welded a small metall tube on it and it came out very easy...
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Re: removing the stupid philips head screws

I tried a hammer driver. It worked aon a couple, but started to strip a couple. Then I drove to the neighbors house and he got a BRAND NEW pair of Vice Grips and carefully clamped them (sideways on the bolt) It worked great.
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