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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 20th, 19, 5:03 AM Thread Starter
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Body bolt welded to nut

Hi,

Is this normal:

http://www.morsing.cc/photos/Cars/BigRed/Body_nut.jpg

(Sorry, I tried to insert the image but it just shows up as a blank line)

The tack weld actually goes on the bolt thread, if it's not clear. Not sure how to get that off...

It's the same on the other side.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 20th, 19, 7:07 AM
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Re: Body bolt welded to nut

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Hi,

Is this normal:

http://www.morsing.cc/photos/Cars/BigRed/Body_nut.jpg

(Sorry, I tried to insert the image but it just shows up as a blank line)...
I assume that is someone's home brew lock nut, just a guess.
And as for the picture, you can only insert an image from an HTTPS link, not HTTP.

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Re: Body bolt welded to nut

Looks like you have pretty good access. I would just take a die grinder and grind the weld off. If you have to just grind the nut in half. The body bolt can be replaced if it gets messed up too badly.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old May 20th, 19, 7:40 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Body bolt welded to nut

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Looks like you have pretty good access. I would just take a die grinder and grind the weld off. If you have to just grind the nut in half. The body bolt can be replaced if it gets messed up too badly.
Hi,

I'm not sure grinding the weld off you leave a clean enough thread to just un-screw it and I don't think there's access enough to cut the whole thing off. It might be easier to try and cut the head of the bolt underneath.

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Re: Body bolt welded to nut

That certainly is not from the factory!!!
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old May 21st, 19, 7:58 AM
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Re: Body bolt welded to nut

Can you get a dremel in there to grind off the weld?
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Can you get a dremel in there to grind off the weld?
Possibly, but as mentioned earlier, will it like the thread tidy enough to un-screw the bolt?

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Re: Body bolt welded to nut

How about cutting the head off of the bolt?

OR, You might try rotating the bolt around a little and cutting through the bolt, nut and weld.

I do it this way sometimes to cut a nut in half.
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Possibly, but as mentioned earlier, will it like the thread tidy enough to un-screw the bolt?
I'd give it a shot even if you cut the bolt off level with the top of the nut and get it off that way.
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Re: Body bolt welded to nut

How about a cutting torch and put in the right hardware?
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How about a cutting torch and put in the right hardware?
Yep, that is what I would do, stick a scrap of sheet metal as a shield, and burn away. I cut a lugnut off a stud in a recessed aluminum wheel, and only ruined the clear coat. You can get very precise with a nice "hot wrench".

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