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stripped door skin bolts by Tweeder
Started on: 01-22-2015 11:08 PM
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Last post by: woodyhere on 01-26-2015 09:22 AM
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Report this Post01-22-2015 11:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I stripped two and was able to get the one out but how do I get the bottom one by the door hinge?

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Report this Post01-23-2015 07:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tesmith66Send a Private Message to tesmith66Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Stripped the heads? You can slice the plastic off of the top of the head with a razor blade or utility knife and clean the plastic out of the recess to make things easier.

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I used a small dremel to cut a tin straight line, then used a flat screw driver and it worked.
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Report this Post01-23-2015 08:00 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yup, just cut away the plastic head and then use locking pliers to remove bolt.
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Report this Post01-23-2015 08:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
depends on whats stripped out....the head or the threads...?
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Report this Post01-23-2015 09:04 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yeah the head of the bolt is stripped. It's the one at the bottom inside of the door under the hinge. I have cut the plastic and tried the dremel and there's not enough room. I tried the locking plyers on one of the outside ones and it kept slipping off so I cut a slot in it with a cut off wheel and used a flat blade

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Report this Post01-24-2015 11:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroCatSend a Private Message to FieroCatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I sprayed a little PB blaster around one I was having trouble with, let it creep in behind the plastic head for an hour or so, and then it twisted off with locking pliers fairly easily (after cutting off the plastic with a razor as described above). The ones in by the door hinges are a pain to get to. Good thing the Fiero store sells new ones since they pretty much get destroyed in the removal process.

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Report this Post01-24-2015 11:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by FieroCat:
Good thing the Fiero store sells new ones since they pretty much get destroyed in the removal process.



That's good to know but is there something else to replace these ones that aren't such a pain?

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Report this Post01-25-2015 12:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TweederSend a Private Message to TweederEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was able to get it out but I had to go and buy an oscillating tool and a metal blade to get in there to cut a slot in the head

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Report this Post01-25-2015 07:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroCatSend a Private Message to FieroCatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I haven't had too much difficulty removing the newly replaced ones with the proper star bit size. Mostly just the old ones that haven't been touched for 20-something years, but I agree it would be nice to be able to use a more grippable bolt without the soft plastic head.

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Report this Post01-25-2015 07:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Use a small drill bit that fits within the torx pattern and use it to remove the excess plastic from the bottom of the torx bit hole. With the excess plastic gone, the torx bit can go in deeper and grab more of the supporting metal.
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Report this Post01-26-2015 09:22 AM Click Here to See the Profile for woodyhereClick Here to Email woodyhereSend a Private Message to woodyhereEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My latest Fiero, an 84 has phillips screws holding the skins unlike my 87 which had torqs. I stripped a few over tightened ones. I heated up a phillips screw driver and melted my way deeper into the screw. Then I used a hand held iimpact driver to break them loose. I got them all out and the remelted plastic covered screws look good enough to reuse. A little grease will make them easier to take out next time.

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