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Drill out seat belt bolts
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Okay, so I'm grinding away and tried the star wrench for the rear seat belt bolts. Broke both of them and then grinded the tops off. What's the best way to remove the remaining part of the bolt???

I'm thinking of drilling it out after cutting the back side off. Any other ideas?

   


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(12-24-2010, 10:24 PM)Maiden Dearborn Wrote: Okay, so I'm grinding away and tried the star wrench for the rear seat belt bolts. Broke both of them and then grinded the tops off. What's the best way to remove the remaining part of the bolt???

I'm thinking of drilling it out after cutting the back side off. Any other ideas?

You might try a backout bit...but likely you will be drilling it out. Not as big deal to do that.

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#3
Score it deep with a cutting disc, then get a REALLY big flat head screw driver.
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#4
Are you replacing that section of the floor? If so we have the new mounts.
If not, you can drill out the bolt or drill out the spots welds and replace the plate.
Don
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#5
Those are all great ideas. I'll try a few why I get the garage heated up again. Thanks for all the suggestions. I knew I could count on you guys...

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#6
You may also try heating up the bolt with a propane torch, just keep an extinguisher handy in case the undercoat catches on fire
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#7
If you are going to slot it and try the screwdriver method, soak the heck out of the back side with penitrating oil if you haven't already. Heat may be necessary too. If you drill it out, I would consider replacing it with a new mount--safety issue there!

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#8
Thanks for the suggestion. However, these are rear seat belt anchors. Does anyone really think that mustangs had a functional rear seat? LOL. Just kidding, you're right. As I say "if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right".

Working on drilling it out on Tuesday...[/align]

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