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Removing a bolt?
#1438176 Fri Jan 21 2022 08:10 PM
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I broke the same bolt on each step when I removed the steps off the bed. I forgot this and the blaster didn't remove it prior to priming.

They look like they were cross threaded when originally assembled. Am I going to have to screw up perfectly good primer with a torch to get it out? Or is there a super secret method that I don't know about. I want to avoid oil as well.


1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.



Re: Removing a bolt?
Ferris Bueller #1438228 Sat Jan 22 2022 03:36 AM
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Could you use a cutoff wheel on a right angle grinder? If small or tight area I have used my dremel with tiny cutoff wheel. This is not good for a blind hole.


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Re: Removing a bolt?
Ferris Bueller #1438233 Sat Jan 22 2022 04:55 AM
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Can you get a nut buster on it? They work really well!

https://www.amazon.com/Splitter-Dam...hy=9022946&hvtargid=pla-790720269823

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Re: Removing a bolt?
2-Ton #1438239 Sat Jan 22 2022 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 2-Ton
Can you get a nut buster on it? They work really well!
That probably would work if there was a nut to bust, but I got the impression he's looking at a broken stub in a weld nut.


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Re: Removing a bolt?
Ferris Bueller #1438250 Sat Jan 22 2022 01:42 PM
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Thanks Kevin, I had not thought about it that way.
Sounds like it will need to be drilled out then. If you can get a drill on it.

Don


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'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Removing a bolt?
Ferris Bueller #1438282 Sat Jan 22 2022 04:58 PM
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Something like a broken bolt on a weld nut, drill very slowly. No oil. Use a high quality bit. Same with the tap.

Re: Removing a bolt?
Ferris Bueller #1438310 Sat Jan 22 2022 07:28 PM
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Start with a small bit as close as possible to the center of the bolt, then work up progressively in drill size till the hole JUST touches the inside diameter of the threads. Then take a sharp diamond nose chisel and start tapping the shell of the bolt out, collapsing it to loosen it's grip on the female threads and turning in whichever direction is the closest. If there's a stub sticking out the back side, try grabbing that with vice grips and turning back and forth, possibly after drilling part way through (leave enough solid to keep from snapping off the stub end.


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Re: Removing a bolt?
Ferris Bueller #1438322 Sat Jan 22 2022 09:27 PM
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'Bolter
Well I got them although not what I wanted to do. After trying to drill them out and using a rugged form of a easy out the remaining bolt would not budge. I did as suggested and went all the way to the beginning of the threads. Still no luck. I ended up using a zippy wheel and cutting the welded bolt off and welding another one back on. I have a bunch of old square bolts hanging around thanks to my father never throwing anything away. Found the right thread and tacked it back on the bracket. Little grinding, little cleaning, little primer and all is good.

I could definitely see it had been cross threaded from the get go. Must have been a Monday or a Friday truck on the assembly line. smile

Thanks for the advise. I never have luck with frozen bolts. I should have started with the zippy wheel.

Last edited by Ferris Bueller; Sat Jan 22 2022 09:30 PM.

1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.



Re: Removing a bolt?
Ferris Bueller #1438337 Sat Jan 22 2022 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Ferris Bueller
I could definitely see it had been cross threaded from the get go. Must have been a Monday or a Friday truck on the assembly line. smile
That is known as a south central Tennessee locking nut. smile
Perhaps someone will be along here soon for further explanation...

Re: Removing a bolt?
52Carl #1438364 Sun Jan 23 2022 02:48 AM
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'Bolter
Had this truck lived its life in the east I would have blamed it on the rust belt. But it was built in CA,.sold in WY, and lived life on the ranch in MT.


1966 C-10 Step Side. 283, 4spd, 3.73 gear. 60K miles prior to restoration. 507 Paint Code. Currently in 10,000 pieces.
Transmission is done! Rear Suspension is done! Wheels are done! Bed bodywork is done! Soon to order a 383 crate.




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