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Frozen Bolt Story....

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hayduke, Dec 4, 2000.

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke 1/2 ton status

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    just a quick litte story:
    for deer season last week i wanted to stay in my rig at night, so i decided to remove the back seat to have more room. the bolt came out of the wheel well no problem. but when it came to the two the go into the floor it was awful!
    they started a little bit and then stopped. they were SOAKED overnight with liquid wrench and then i started in on them in the AM. still nothing, and the area was too cramped to use my big breaker bar, so i used the 12in socket wrench and a hand maul and started to beat the hell out them. for awhile i was making good progress then just before i broke out the impact wrench both bolts broke about an inch down, just a little under the floor, so at least it was flush and there weren't rods sticking up for me to sleep on! they weren't bent, just tourqed too much and broke clean!
    i'm gonna hafta drill down through the frozen pieces and through the bottom and just bolt the seat back in i guess. anyone had this same prob?
    i've NEVER delt with bolts frozen that bad....
    just thought i'd share!
    peace.
    HAYDUKE

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  2. Blaze

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    If there is anybody that has experienced this, it is me! I've been restoring a 75 Firebird for the past few years and I've replaced about every bolt on the darn thing. What you need to do is keep soaking the bolts and then drill a small hole into the bolt(don't drill it all out). They buy an easy-out(screw extractor) and use it to get the broken bolt out. Be VERY careful not to break off the easy-out in the bolt because they are IMPOSSIBLE to drill out! I've broken them off before and had to replace the whole thing that the bolt was in. Good luck to you and hope you can get the things out!

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  3. BurbinOR

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    Try a Torx-50 bolt head that holds in the rear side passenger seat belt..........man, broke the head off a Snap On T-50 TWICE, then it finally came out........20 years of rustweld (I call it)........that sucked.

    By the way, if you do break an easy out, use a titanium tipped drill bit, about the only thing that will cut into the extractor..........

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  4. Blaze

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    Actually, I've managed to break 2 titanium tipped drill bits on an easy-out. Of course, I could probably break a drill bit on styrofoam.....

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