1. #1
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    Windshield Frame Bolts

    So I have some new mirrors and mounts that go on the windshield frame, but am having a little trouble getting the bolts to come out. I have tried penetrating oil and a impact driver any ideas?

  2. #2

    Re: Windshield Frame Bolts

    Its going to be a battle. Try some heat.

  3. #3
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    Re: Windshield Frame Bolts

    I heard someone say something about bolts being on the other side. Any truth to this?

  4. #4

    Re: Windshield Frame Bolts

    nope

  5. Re: Windshield Frame Bolts

    Heat is about the only way. Unfortunately you may burn your paint. Get it hot let it cool a little, back it out. You could try holding a soldering iron to it for a while, but I doubt whether it will be hot enough.
    Safety yellow and Handicap blue CJ with 5.3 Vortec/TH400/Tons/Atlas/Roks/Locks and Airshocks.
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    Re: Windshield Frame Bolts

    Oh great! this is another thing on my list to swap, it just keeps getting better and better. Everything I touch on either my 89 or 91 is rusted to hell or seized beyond recovery. All this work should pay off with a little hill climbing!

  7. #7

    Re: Windshield Frame Bolts

    Nope theres no bolts on the other side, theres a plate that the bolts go into. And it sucks trying to get them back into it if it drops into the window channel and you can't find it, haha.

    LR
    03' Liberty, Rusty's K&N tube and filter, 2.5" Rusty's Suspension Lift, 31" Hercules Trail Diggers

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    Re: Windshield Frame Bolts

    Sorry I meant a nut on the back side of the bolt behind the speaker.

    But really heat is the only way...well that sucks!

  9. #9

    Re: Windshield Frame Bolts

    i just did my daughters . we used a angle grinder and took off the bolt heads. drilled a small hole in the stud and easy out the rest. the grinding provides the heat and if your carefull no paint blisters. it actually worked well as we got them all but one that had to be retapped.

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