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Shear bolt removal
I've read a dozen how-to s on "dropping the steering wheel" to get the dash out and every one says it is a PITA and then moves on. What I want to know is HOW to do it! I don't see a capture nut or anything that looks like it would help, just those 2 "bumper bolts" sitting there! Do I drill them out, use a punch and try to turn them out, or just a stick of dynamite and blow the little (censored) suckers straight to the place opposite heaven! Please someone a little more detail!
After they (whose name should not be spoken) are out, any suggestions on the hood opening cable? This one won't move a single mm so after I loosen the handle from the bracket I have a solid rusted inside rod to trace through. This is the rustiest car I have ever worked on!
Rant over, but help still needed! -- Doug
Last edited by slracer; 1 Day Ago at 01:14 AM.
Reason: spelling error
I cut a slot in them and turned with a flat head no problem.
Originally Posted by slracer
You can drill them out too. Just order new captures nut things or tack weld a new nut on when you damage the threads.
You can replace with a standard hex bolt. The bolts are not a safety feature. That is a misconception.
They were an easy way to torque the bolts to spec and ensure they weren’t tampered with by people.
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Hopefully hood latch mechanism is not rusted.
There is 1/2" hole in firewall, behind dash, that is there, just for that purpose.
Use coat hanger or anything you can bend into a hook, snake it through hole, and snag lever that cable goes into.
Pull lever back.
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The mechanism has been removed but the cable is rusted solid and I need to remove the cable to remove the dash (it goes through a hole in the lower part of the panel). It is really stiff so I will probably cut it off short and leave the carcass until later. -- Doug
Originally Posted by Lindsay
Detroit,where my home was
[QUOTE=Knorm65;1400975]I cut a slot in them and turned with a flat head no problem./QUOTE]
That's the way I did it too
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