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Old September 1st, 2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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Well, I officially decided today that I am a fucking idiot. I managed to break BOTH the bolts that hold the gearbox in place to the frame. I have a new gearbox sitting on the garage floor that wants to be put in, but unless I duct tape it in place, it isn't going anywhere.


So, I'm looking for someone that wants to lend a hand. I figured the best route is the heat the shit out of them and try to get them out with some vice grips or something. Problem is my choices are limited to a lighter or a shitty propane torch.


If you have an acetylene torch, some spare time, and a short drive to my house let me know! Or if you know someone nearby that could lend a hand... I'm in Kalamazoo. If a meet and greet sounds better so a bunch of people can join and work on their shit, that would be cool too!




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Old September 1st, 2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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that suck's...however fixable, if you can't find someone with a torch let me know, I will show you how I replaced the bolts/nuts on my 86 Cj7.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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thought about mapp gas on your torch head instead? it might work. it gets quite a bit hotter than propane. worth a shot i guess?
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are those threaded into the frame???

if so try this:

get 2 nuts, preferably a couple jam nuts, they are thinner and lock a little better.

After letting bolts soak in PB plaster for couple hours put both nuts on remaining threads..tighten them on each other good an tight...now try to loosen the nut closest to frame. The bottom nut will hold the top nut in place and you will either

A) get it out
B) break it again

if you do "B" then get yourself the proper drill bit (I would use at least 1/32 less than the tap drill for that size bolt personally) and drill it out. Getting the drill bit centered correctly is the tricky part, start with a smaller bit to get a pilot hole and go from there. You should be able to determine how off center you are and establish how big hole you can make before you start going into the threads.

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Old September 1st, 2009, 10:44 PM   #5
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thought about mapp gas on your torch head instead? it might work. it gets quite a bit hotter than propane. worth a shot i guess?
I was going to pick up some from work tomorrow. I'm doubting it will work though... they are in there REAL fucking good.

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are those threaded into the frame???

if so try this:

get 2 nuts, preferably a couple jam nuts, they are thinner and lock a little better.
I'll give the jam nuts a try. I was trying it today with regular nuts but I don't really have much room to play with them...... lol




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I'd grind a flat spot on either side to get a real tight grip with vise grips, and some patience tapping the grips with a hammer, in both directions to break them loose.
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cant you just drill them out?
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 01:41 PM   #8
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cant you just drill them out?
That's my last resort. The bolt threads into the frame so if I fukc up those threads I'll be really pissed.
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I'd grind a flat spot on either side to get a real tight grip with vise grips, and some patience tapping the grips with a hammer, in both directions to break them loose.
I'll try that.
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yea those bolts break (almost) everytime without heat.

Your not an idiot its just your first time dealing with them.

get those hot and vise grip them out.

i also recommend doing the other side (since you will have the torches) and the skid plate......replace those bolts you wont regret it .
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yea those bolts break (almost) everytime without heat.

Your not an idiot its just your first time dealing with them.

get those hot and vise grip them out.

i also recommend doing the other side (since you will have the torches) and the skid plate......replace those bolts you wont regret it .
Very good advice
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Old September 9th, 2009, 09:26 PM   #12
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So, I was out dicking around in the garage tonight and took a hammer to the bottom of them...... they popped right out lol.

The nut looked like it had a tiny bead on it to keep it in place.

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