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stripped hex head

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by smslavin, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Sep 13, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    smslavin

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    I was going to finish installing the rest of my Bud skids this evening but one of the hex heads was super tight and super soft. It is now round. I imagine the alignment guys dropped the skids the other day and cranked it when they put the bolt back in. What's the best way to get that thing out of there? It has a rounded head and sits flush with the skid.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2017 at 5:24 PM
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    Vise grips?
     
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  4. Sep 13, 2017 at 5:39 PM
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    tried those. can't get a grip on it.

    i'll try and grab one in a few.
     
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    Screw extractor?
     
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    Thanks for the vid @Sean266 . That's perfect. I have everything but the replacement bolt. Hardware store run tomorrow.
     
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  10. Sep 13, 2017 at 9:20 PM
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    If those don't work you will have to drill it completely out. make sure to use a smaller bit than the threads.
     
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    Yup that's the only way. Use left handed drill bits if possible. Start with small drill bits and work your way up. Might need to tap new threads also
     
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    Weld a flat washer to the top of the bolt, then weld a nut to the washer, put wrench on nut and turn
     
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    If it's that tight this could and probably will be the only option. Drilling it out might be dicey and destroy internal threads.
     
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    I'm going to give the star key method a try later this afternoon. Side note, I did trade a few emails with Bud asking about the size of the bolt. He replied with the size but then said he would pop a few in the mail this morning so I wouldn't have to go hunting around. Pretty awesome and very much appreciated.
     
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    The best extractor out there in many cases.
     
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  18. Sep 14, 2017 at 10:02 AM
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    Good luck, I hope you get it out.
     

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