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I got a brush guard for Christmas for my 86 full-size Bronco. I wasn't able to loosen the bolts holding the number on with a regular socket wrench, so I moved on to an air wrench. The nuts loosened just enough to allow the bolt to spin in circles. I currently have the tow hooks on the front so theres no way to hold the bolt which is a flat bolt anyway. What do I do?

-Tyler
 

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Heat them,lube them,beat them try something but dont double/cross post
 

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double post means post the same thing twice. Cross post is the same thing in 2 different forums.

I'd guess you're not removing them properly. How about a pic of what you're trying to do
 

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All I did was start to loosen the nut and the bolt started spinning too. It seems like the bolt should be fixed in there somehow to make it stay still so I figured maybe it stripped whatever is supposed to be holding the bolt.
 

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couldnt you put a wrench on the bolt and a socket and ratchet on the nut or is that too easy?
 

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tack weld the bolts in place and crank on the nut
 

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dogonmut
You're in rare form tonight :D - slurping down the cappucinos??? :twak

tyseery
Buy a 4 1/2" angle grinder & a couple of 1/4" metal grinding wheels. This shows a bumper with push-bumperettes; those without got chrome-headed carriage bolts.

 

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have some one wedge a pry bar, or something of that nature, between the hooks and the frame to apply pressure to the back of the bolt to get it off thats how i got the teeth off the front of my truck, hope it works out
 
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