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  1. #1
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    Default Best Tool To Remove Rusty Bolts

    Hello every one I'm new to this and Just getting into a 1952 chevy truck
    and well pulling the front clip apart there are bolts that will spin and spin and some that want to tear the thin metal around them, so i would like to just cut them off and then put new ones in later . I have a hot AXE but dont want to cut in the surrounding metal, would a plasma be better or ????? thanks for the help.



  2. #2
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    I just use a side grinder with a cut off wheel on it to just cut all my rusty bolts and nuts.

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    if it has a nut on the business end, a nut splitter works great

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    if the side grinder wont fit in a tight space
    i have used my dremel with the dinky cutting wheel.

  5. #5

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    cut off wheel

    use to cut straight, or rock back and forth to grind faster than an angle grinder can
    Bodyman, painter, frame guy.. basically I hit sh*t with hammers..

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    If your working on flimsy sheetmetal and dont want to risk damaging stuff with the angle grinder etc, use a drill and drill straight into the head with a bit the diameter of the bolt and the head will come off without hurting anything. Safest way to do it, bit slow but you wont damage or have to beat on anything

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    Cutting torch...If you know what you are doing, you wont damage the sheet metal

  8. #8
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    Jun 2011
    Location
    williston ND
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    X2 on the torch

    torch the head and then punch it out

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    Plasma if you have one and know how to CONTROL it. As good a tool as they are, they can fubar stuff right quick. Nut splitters work, and do no damage but take forever. Grinders are how we used to do it.

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    you could always try penetrant overnight..

    if it still won't break loose, try heating with a propane torch for a few minutes,

    the propane doensn't get very hot, compared to oxy/acetaline..

    but avoid the sheetmetal if it's close to avoid warping the sheetmetal..
    Last edited by biGshiz79; 01-22-2012 at 06:18 PM.
    Bodyman, painter, frame guy.. basically I hit sh*t with hammers..

 

 
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