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Special tool to take the cap off from a 86'k5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by adamforsythe, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. adamforsythe

    adamforsythe 1/2 ton status

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    I'm going to need to take my cap off in the next few weeks to replace my bed sides. But I don't have the tool to do it and I don't know what it's called to buy it. It lookes like it's a torx bolt with a pin in the middle of it.
    Sorry about the stuiped question :o . Bujt it had to be asked:D
    Thanks
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    It's called a tamper proof torx head - Sears has them online...I think you have to buy the whole kit which is like 30 bucks.
     
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    vise grips will also work but it will take you a little longer to get it done. Ask me how I know? I had a the torx bit break inside one of the bolts. I replaced all the bolts with the 1/2 inch old style bolt afterwards.
     
  4. adamforsythe

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    Thanks I just found it on sears.com it's like 38 bucks. But hey more tools for me. :)
     
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    Harbor frieght... 100 peice security bit set $5.99...:D
     
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    Got a link?
    Thanks
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    BulldogK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It's a tamper proof Torx Bit (t-40 is the size). You can buy just the single bit for about a dollar at Auto Zone. I believe the brand is Great Neck. It will fit any screwdriver with a changeable bit. Go ahead and buy 2 or 3 if this is the first time they have been off. Nevermind, if you have an '86 it would have been the 1/2" head like the spare tire retainer has from the factory. The T-40 head came about in the '89 model year so somebody has changed them before. :laugh:
     

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