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oops, d**m, HELP by mattm
Started on: 11-22-2003 06:38 PM
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Report this Post11-22-2003 06:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mattmClick Here to Email mattmSend a Private Message to mattmDirect Link to This Post
I am in the process of swapping the trans in my 85. I just rounded off the right rear cradle bolt. If i use a dremel to cut it off, how can i get the nut out of the frame?
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Report this Post11-22-2003 06:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofetishClick Here to Email fierofetishSend a Private Message to fierofetishDirect Link to This Post
Can you not use the dremel to cut two new flats on the head?If you do that, so an adjustable spanner fits on tight, and then heat up the bolt, you should be able to get it out.Probably need to squirt some releasing agent on the bolt first,leave for a while, and try with the spanner,before doing the heating bit!!Or else mig-weld a strong bar to the head of the bolt...the heat would probably release it too...but maybe your access to the area is too limited for these solutions.Hope I might have helped
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Report this Post11-22-2003 06:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonDirect Link to This Post
I think you can cut an access hole in the frame and then hold the nut. Then weld a new nut in its place, dont leave the hole after your done weld the plate back in.
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Report this Post11-22-2003 08:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for buddycraiggClick Here to Email buddycraiggSend a Private Message to buddycraiggDirect Link to This Post
His nut is not spinning. The head of the bolt is rounded.

Try to cut 6 new sides on the bolt like FF said. You donít have to make it perfect, just get it close. Then pound a cheap socket on it. (well not cheap, more like disposable)

If that doesnít work then you will have to cut the head off.
Once you have the head off and the K member dropped use a stud extractor or something like it to remove the bolt. vice grips probably wont do it.
Use can use pliers like these if you can find them, http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/OBJECTS/19200/19159.JPG
I have broken off 7/16 exhaust studs with them before, not that you want to do that, but the do grasp a round object really well.

You may have to pull the lower half of the back mount off to drop the K member if you are just swinging it down. The hole will probably bind on whatís left of the bolt.

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Report this Post11-22-2003 08:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mattmClick Here to Email mattmSend a Private Message to mattmDirect Link to This Post
Thanks everyone. Now i have a few ideas to try tomorrow.
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Report this Post11-22-2003 11:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for stuartloweryClick Here to visit stuartlowery's HomePageClick Here to Email stuartlowerySend a Private Message to stuartloweryDirect Link to This Post
If you're a good welder then you can weld a nut to the top of the bolt. The heat will also help free the bolt.
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