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Help! The torx head bolts on my roll-bar are stripped out, the part the tool goes in. Does anyone have any good tricks to back them out. I have to fight some rust.
Any help is great!

Rick

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Sometimes pounding a slightly oversized Allen-head wrench in there can work. Don't expect the wrench to be useful for much else when you're done, though. You may end up having to drill them out./wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif

TEX

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you can try to hit it with a chisel and work it out.. i doubt it thpough.. i allways have to cut those suckers

~~Elusive~~
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Rick, instead of cutting or drilling, why don't you weld a hex nut on to the head and use a wrench or a socket. When you put the replacment
bolt in use a regular hexhead.

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I just went through whis, it isnt fun!!

I got a by easy on a few of the roll bar mounts, i could turn the nut instead of the torx bolt and free the damn things up, then Id soak them in penetrating oil

I pity you, and Im still not sure about what to use back in their place!



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I had the same problem. I used a grinder to square off two sides of the torx head, then I used a vise-grips to loosen the bolts. This worked really well.

Tom

85 CJ7-4.2L,T-176,D300,2.5"lift,32"BFG MT,Durabak,York-Air,HEI
 
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