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Spun a seat rail stud by dcarrd
Started on: 07-03-2014 12:59 PM
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Last post by: Rsvl-Rider on 07-05-2014 01:03 PM
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Report this Post07-03-2014 12:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dcarrdSend a Private Message to dcarrdEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Removed the passenger side seat with no problems whatsoever. Noticed that the driver side nuts were really rusted and started breaking apart at the edges so I hit them with PB Blaster and let them sit overnight. Started with the back nuts and got the first one loose, as I was backing it off it got stuck near the top and the stud came lose. Now both the stud and nut are spinning. I know I can cut the nut off but how do I reattach the stud? Am I going to have to use a holesaw under the floorboard to get a new bolt in there or is there a way to get them set from the inside? Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks...
PS, here's my build post: http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum1/HTML/094099.html
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What holds them in arent they welded? Is it rust that broke them loose?
You could tack weld from bottom if careful, or knock it out and use a bolt and washers.
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Report this Post07-04-2014 09:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for dcarrdSend a Private Message to dcarrdEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
if you look at the floorboard pics in the build thread there is really no way to access the bottom of the stud unless I cut a hole on the undercarriage...unless Im missing something lol I guess I could spot weld the stud from above but it can affect the thread for the nut. If I have to cut a hole underneath then Im just going to cut 8 holes and replace all studs so I dont have to worry when I have to remove a seat.

Btw, any idea where I can source two tan coat hangers?
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Report this Post07-05-2014 11:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for hnthompsClick Here to Email hnthompsSend a Private Message to hnthompsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by dcarrd:

Btw, any idea where I can source two tan coat hangers?


The Fiero Factory in Toney, AL should be able to help you out with the coat hooks.

http://www.thefierofactory.com/

(256) 420-5391

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Cut the stud to remove the seat, carpet and gain access to the floor pan.

Take a metric bolt of the right size and weld it to a washer. Use a hole saw to drill a hole in the seat boss support rail the same size as the washer. Hold the washer flush with the support rail and weld the OD of the washer to it. Then grind down the welds smooth.

You can make the hole smaller than the washer and let it sit on top of the rail, but then it will be about 1/16" higher than the rest. Not a big issue and would allow you to weld a lap joint vs. a butt joint and make the welding a little easier.
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Btw, any idea where I can source two tan coat hangers?


PM sent on coat hangers

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum4/HTML/069586.html
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