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Rear Seat Belt Screws (HELP)
Viper7 Offline
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#1
I'm trying to remove my back seat and I can't get the retaining screw out to take the back off, they are rusted solid. I have tried PB that didn't work. I tried drilling them out and burnt out 2 bits. Anybody have any idea's.
Viper
88 TC Project Car|Deep Ocean Blue Metallic|Marchal Fog Lights|Custom Interior|Custom Instrument Panel|Gillis Valve|Cone Air Filter

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TurboBoost88 Offline
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#2
a hammer and chisel and some heat .
88 TurboCoupe,Midnight Metallic Blue on Blue cloth, 140 m.p.h. speedo, 96,000 miles, 5spd. Gills valve, many new parts waiting to be installed..88 TC, Silver, 5spd, My first car, wish I still had that one! Built for customers: 67 Ford Fairlane,69 Mach I,70 Mach I Clone,95 Ranger 2.3/5.0 EFI Conversion,99 Cobra Procharger SC-1 Install/Tune,Factory Five Racing Mark III Cobra #4114,1955 Black on Black Thunderbird for local Ford Dealer owner's wife.
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Jeff K Offline
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#3
A propane torch on the bolt shank under the car got my corroded ones out.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
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turbird77 Offline
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#4
Those rear seat back/belt bolts can be a huge PITA. Drilling them out should always be the absolute last resort though. Like was said, apply heat to the bolt shank, and some breaker bar force on the other end, it will come out, it has no other choice at that point. I've gotten some impossibly stuck ones out using the torch.
88 TC - Work in Progress.
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Ballman Offline
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#5
OK, look under the car and find the stud and hope that there in enough of the stud there to screw on 2 big nuts , make sure they are off set, and then try to back out the upper or top nut , use a line wrench if you have to . Also spray some oil from on top a day before and let it soak through , before you deal with it the next day . or just drive it over here I can help. D.Wilder
DW
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5.0TurboCoupe1988 Offline
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#6
i always use my big impact and the correct size impact socket.
1988 TC 2.3/5-Speed, 148K
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Viper7 Offline
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#7
Thanks for all the suggestions. I was able to get them out this weekend using all of the above. I don't wish this project on anyone. Three hours, two beers and a whole lot of cursing on one bolt.
Viper
88 TC Project Car|Deep Ocean Blue Metallic|Marchal Fog Lights|Custom Interior|Custom Instrument Panel|Gillis Valve|Cone Air Filter

Shine she may, Run she must
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turbobike Offline
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#8
Heat wrench works wonders!
85 TC,86 TC,65 Mustang GT
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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#9
Not to gloat, but both of mine came right out without any trouble when I had to take my seat back out. Looks like they are a common source of frustration, though...
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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