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    Default Removing a broken bolt - steering box

    To give credit where due, I attempted (and succeeded) with this due to watching this Welding Tips and Tricks Video:
    http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/...oken-bolt.html

    I've got a 67 Cutlass Supreme Convertible and am spiffing up the engine compartment. I decided to take off the steering box. It's bolted to the frame with 3 bolts. 2 bolts came out whole and 1 didn't.

    Starting Point:
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    After removal.
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    There's the 3 bolts - 1 good, 1 partially rusted and one in pieces.
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    What's left in the steering box.
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    Putting on a nut with a washer to weld to the bolt.
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    Putting a nut on the other side in hopes that I could put a wrench on both sides.
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    After nuts are welded on both sides.
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    One snapped off.
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    Weld another nut on.
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    Yay, the nut on the left is turning!
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    Sean M
    Illinois
    I-Tig-200 (March 2012)
    Harbor Freight 90 Amp Flux core Mig
    (Sold this one but I might have picked up some bad habits -->) Harbor Freight 130 Amp lift-start Tig (the red one)

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    And here's the end, with the bolt removed! I used a cut off disk in a dremmel to cut the bolt with the nut on the right.
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    Sean M
    Illinois
    I-Tig-200 (March 2012)
    Harbor Freight 90 Amp Flux core Mig
    (Sold this one but I might have picked up some bad habits -->) Harbor Freight 130 Amp lift-start Tig (the red one)

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    Cool. Nice job. Jody is absolutely right. With the right TIG welder you can put a nice precise arc where you want. Pretty handy stuff. Thanks for posting the pictures!

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    Very nice.

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    putting a wrench on both sides is not too bad of an idea... too bad my broken bolts do not stick out on both sides 99.9% of the time
    Jason
    Everlast 255EXT - Perfection
    Everlast PowerPro 256 - UPS Demolished
    Everlast MTS200s
    12 Ton Shop Press
    DeWalt Hand Tools/ChopSaw

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