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Post by briankenyon » Tue May 29, 2018 7:02 pm

Hi. Help needed, any advise on how to remove bolts from roll bar connected to chassi
Or best way to gain access
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Post by scimjim » Tue May 29, 2018 7:15 pm

Which car?


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Post by briankenyon » Tue May 29, 2018 7:29 pm

Hi Jim.
1970 se5 hopefully intend to remove shell to repair chassi



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Post by scimjim » Tue May 29, 2018 7:53 pm

Unlikely that they will come undone - if you can’t get a saw or big grinder in there, cut a section out for access (inside or out depending on whether you’re painting the body or not)?


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Post by briankenyon » Tue May 29, 2018 8:21 pm

Thanks Jim
I was hoping not to have to resort to that 😔
But if needs must it may be my only option 👍👍
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Post by spegru » Tue May 29, 2018 9:20 pm

On my SE6 I had the problem it sounds like you are having - the bolts underneath the body that bolt through to the roll over bar?
Problem being not enough head remaining after rust attack to get any socket or spanner onto to undo?

In the end I used an inline electric die grinder (cheapo ebay jobbie) and ground off the bolt heads until I could push the rest into the sill.
Took a while but worked quite well aside from lying down in a shower of iron filings/grinder dust

Afterwards I was able to remove the rest of the bolt from the captive nut plate on the other side by clamping the stump in a good big vice and applying copious amounts of blow lamp, wd40 and a large adjustable spanner around the plate itself



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Post by briankenyon » Tue May 29, 2018 9:49 pm

Thanks I'll persevere on 👍👍



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Post by Will Yarrow » Thu May 31, 2018 10:11 pm

Mole grips and lefty righty, wd40. when they round grind a chunk off. All chassis bolts came out / snapped this way, unlike the devils water pump.



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