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    Whats the easiest way to get them out?? Some of them the torex head has stripped out, others the threads are stripped. Need to get my windshield off asap.
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    Do you have access to a welder?
    Just went through this headache myself a few weeks ago.. welded a bolt onto each torx bit that I stripped in the windshield and cranked them right out.

    I tried easy outs to start, but couldn't find any that really fit and grabbed.

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    I have a welder here, but I dont know how to use it. Trying to get people over to help do anything is worse than an act of congress. My husband was supposed to fix all this over a year ago when he wrecked it, but nothing has been done. SO, its ALL ME!!
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    Try rubbing some wet Comet (household cleaner stuff) into the stripped hole and then trying the torx again, sometimes it is just enough to get a bite (no it's not a joke) after that then an easy out.. or tapping a bigger torx into the hole... after that the welding is about it.


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    not much help but the last corky dot is funny...

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    I drilled them out and retapped the holes to fit new bolts on my old TJ


    Woo all this talk about stipped and stripping.........
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    The best way to remove a stuck screw is to use an EZ-out. If the threads aren't jacked up then you wont have to retap the holes. You can get a EZ-out kit from any automotive parts store. I bought my last set from Autozone for less than $10 bucks. If you decide to go this route let me know and i'll walk you through the steps.

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    soak the crap out of it with PB blaster first, DO NOT BREAK the easy out in the hole you drill. bad bad bad- I know
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    On mine I was able to pound a size larger bit into it, and then took a bernz-o-matic propane torch and heated the crap out of them, let em cool, soaked them over night in PB then heated them again in the morning and the came right our. Only use this method if you don't care about your paint job!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeafspringMARINE View Post
    My husband was supposed to fix all this over a year ago when he wrecked it, but nothing has been done. SO, its ALL ME!!

    Sounds like you need a new husband.
    I'm Mike, make sure you spell it right, because I do not want to get the wrong A$$hole in trouble.

    If you do not have time to do it right the first time, how do you have time do do it over?

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