Re: Cracked Off Front Fender Bolt - 1968
Wow, thanks for the feedback guys. The picture is especially helpful. Hard to believe that little square nut can be locking the 3/8" bolt in that tight, especially when it is hollowed out.
I'm going to try a few more options to release the extractor tip, but if that fails, I guess I'll have to go with one of the cutting / welding options.
I have done something with my Jeep where I cut back the floor board like a flap to access a welded in nut, then welded it back down afterwards, but from the picture it is not clear if that is a straight shot where I can cut a flap into the floor board for adequate access to work on the back of the bolt. Has anyone actually done that type of floorboard surgery, to access this bolt ? I would think that if that approach is possible, I may be able to re-tap the existing square bolt for re-use.
The outside hole saw approach also makes sense, it just may require more welding skill to get it back together right.
I'm not sure how I'd paint / protect the inside, once it's all welded in ?
Are all hardware store grade 5 washers weldable to OEM sheet metal (no dissimilar metal type corrosion afterward) ?
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