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#752055 Sat Jun 04 2011 10:29 PM
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I'm trying to remove a vent window on a '51 3100. The issue is a rusted bolt, the one at the bottom of the division channel, it's inside the door panel and must be reached through the lower hinge cover door. Tried using an open end wrench as well as a socket with an extension but just can't seen to get much torque or spray it with Liquid Wrench. The bolt has to be in the worst possible place! Any help is appreciated.

surfryder #752063 Sat Jun 04 2011 11:15 PM
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Try to get some penetrating oil on it if you don't and you crank on it they sometimes twist right off. Spray and go away for a day or two.

Brad Allen #752231 Sun Jun 05 2011 07:14 PM
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Yea they can be a real PITA Soak it and heat it with a torch yes you can get a torch in there go through the access panel on the bottom og the door and remember have fun it is theraputic Dont forget to swear alot LOL

Superfly #752360 Mon Jun 06 2011 03:37 AM
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....soak it, rest some, soak it and then try to tighten it just a bit. Then it'll back out or twist off.

I had one to twist off but once i had the assembly out it was easy to get it out and re-thread the holes.
I had rather the bolt twist into than the nut to twist! ugh

..but it'll try your patience for sure. Oh, and it helps to sit on the ground and twist you big arm just right to get up in there. I had "marks" on my arms for a week!


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