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    Default Acetalene torch help



    Does anyone in the Roxborough, Littleton area have an acetylene torch, and some experience using it . I have a stud stuck in the frame of my 2000 xj and after breaking 2 extractors off I have run out of ideas other than cutting it out. I am trying to put a long arm suspension kit in and need to remove the stud to mount the new cross member.
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    Do you have any photos? It might help people propose other ideas.

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    Hard to say without seeing what you're working on. Is it just threaded into the frame or is the a captured nut/plate involved too? Have you tried ice and fire to expand/contract the frame and stud? A cutting torch will work but can make a bigger hole than you want. A drill may make a cleaner job of it. if you can't find a better way.
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    Default Re: Acetalene torch help



    also if you have access to a welder. weld a nut to the stud. then while its still hot back it out with an impact or wrench

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    Have tried fire and ice with no luck. Had a neighbor come over and weld a nut onto what remained of the stud, that broke off when he tried to loosen it. Tried to drill it out but the extractors broke off in the stud,and I do not seem be able to drill through them. Some pictures. Having trouble downloading pictures

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    Is this the stud for the Transmission Crossmember?
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    Drill it all the way through, step up and drill it to near all the way the size of the treads.
    Then weld inside the bolt let cool and it should turn right out.
    I of I was not out of town I would come by with the service truck and get ya done.
    If you cannot get it let me know I will be down to town for the weekend..
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    Yes it is the stud for the crossmember.

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    I'm going to suggest a Dremel tool with carbide bit, two layers of eye protection, and a lot of patience to remove the broken extractors.
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    Braizzing tip good gloves and a ton of paitants the dermal could do it but if you going to use a hair you might as well you air power!

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    Default Re: Acetalene torch help



    Hypoid previously posted:
    "I'm going to suggest a Dremel tool with carbide bit, two layers of eye protection, and a lot of patience to remove the broken extractors."

    This!! Mike suggested the same thing to me here http://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/...ch-Sound/page4 and I was pleasantly surprised.

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