Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Jeep Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 25th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #1
special k
Senior Member
 
special k's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-14-08
Location: South Lyon 48178
Posts: 3,090
iTrader: (38)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Exclamation crossmember stud removal

i've tried everything i can think of to get the studs out of my xj body for the x member. i tried using two nuts as a jam nut to try and thread them out, heat and vice grips, and welding a nut to the stud, all attempts failed so far. does anyone else have any ideas besides drilling, or any easier ways of extraction??
special k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #2
davidkassie
Senior Member
 
davidkassie's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-29-09
Location: coloma michigan
Posts: 773
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Add a step to your technique.. heat cherry red, and cool as quickly as possible..water hose, etc. This has worked numerous times. Weld a nut on it first if u can.. even use an air chisel lightly to vibrate threads on bolt.. just a thought. Good luck.
davidkassie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2012, 05:43 AM   #3
kmanxj5011
Senior Member
 
kmanxj5011's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-17-08
Location: Reed City, Michigan
Posts: 2,074
iTrader: (12)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

You used heat as in a oxy acetylene torch? or a propane torch?

Welding a nut on and heating it with even a proprane torch and then spraying aerokroil on them alway got them out for me.
kmanxj5011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #4
special k
Senior Member
 
special k's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-14-08
Location: South Lyon 48178
Posts: 3,090
iTrader: (38)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmanxj5011 View Post
You used heat as in a oxy acetylene torch? or a propane torch?

Welding a nut on and heating it with even a proprane torch and then spraying aerokroil on them alway got them out for me.
Used map gas, had it cherry red too
special k is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Jeep Tech
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:12 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.07004 seconds with 20 queries