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    Default Trouble with a bolt

    In the process of taking the old bumper off so I can put on my sweet new MVC custom front bumper. Got the top bolts off and one bottom bolt out, workin on the last one and it got rounded out in the process(star patterned bolt), its about halfway out and wont budge anymore. Yeti tried clamping it with vise grips but they just spin off. Did the easy out but the extractor bit wont bite in the drill hole. Im gettin frustrated cause i want my new bumper on. Any more suggestions??
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    Might try shooting some penetrating oil "PB Blaster" in thru the top outer bolt hole.. trying to lube the remaining threads of that bottom bolt. If you can screw the bolt back "in" it would be even better as you'd be able to oil up more of the thread.

    If you can weld (or have access to someone who can), weld a nut onto the stripped Torx and spin it off with an impact wrench.
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    would heating it with a torch help??
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    pb it then torch it. If it gives you too much more trouble.. just give the MVC bumper to me. LOL
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    You could try cutting or grinding the head of the bolt off....

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    if you have room grind a flat spot on each side of the shaft and try with the vice grips again
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    If you have access to a welder you could weld a nut to the top of it and try to remove it that way.
    If not, cut it off as close to the frame as possible and drill it out.

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    if you have pixie dust.. you could sprinkle it on the nut and use the rest for ice-cream .....hahahah
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    Most of the ways we try have been suggested. One of the above mentioned ways "should" work. All else fails, cut the bolt off as close as possible and bolt you new bumper on. You can worry about that bolt when you put your winch on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffb_79 View Post
    If you have access to a welder you could weld a nut to the top of it and try to remove it that way.
    If not, cut it off as close to the frame as possible and drill it out.
    heres the winner. weld a nut onto it and it will come out
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