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seat belt bolt size - I did search...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by personaltrainer, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. personaltrainer

    personaltrainer 1/2 ton status

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    Okay. I've gotten the troublesome torx bolts out - these seem to be the ones that give people the most trouble - but now I'm stumped with the hex bolts. The bolts that hold the front shoulder harness to the body - 2 on each side.

    How in the hell do i get them out? I tried a breaker bar even and the socket (which was very snug on teh bolt) popped off of the bolt everytime. Am I missing something? what should i do here? I have to get them out in order to finish this project.
     
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    someone please help? any ideas?
    the bolts are not stripped BTW
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Those have a thread locker on them IIRC. I used a box end wrench with a pipe on it for the upper one. The lower one was beyond hope because my truck was rotted out down there (at the time)

    Rene
     
  4. personaltrainer

    personaltrainer 1/2 ton status

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    my truck is also rotted in that area - what i can see isn't "too" bad but then again I can not get behind that freaking panel. So a boxend wrench and a pipe, huh?

    I'll give it a try.
     
  5. biobry

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    Permanent thread locker...fire is your friend here. If you have the carpet stripped out and such, put he old propane or oxy/acet wrench to it and then turn it with a box end wrench after the smoke rolls ( smoke indicates the thread locker has returned to a liquid/gaseous state )

    Hope this helps.

    Bryan
     
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    I see, so torch it, huh? I'd considered doing that after about 1 hr of unsuccessful tries and 2 bloody knuckles - only my plan was to torch the entire truck!

    I'll give the torch a try. Thanks
     
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    btw - what is the exact size of these bolts?
     

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