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studelover
12-27-2006, 07:15 PM
I am trying to send my chrome out and was trying to the last of it, the side grills. The nuts on them are suoer rusted a socket will not fit, my question is there a method in removing these studs so I can get on with my project? I know someone out there has faced this before.

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DEEPNHOCK
12-27-2006, 08:46 PM
The side panels are held on with a sheet metal nut and a funky bell mouthed washer going onto a stud. The nuts are probably rusted through.
Maybe a metric 6 point socket and a nut driver, or a hand impact will get them loose enough to take off with some Vice-Grips.
The fasteners for the small side grilles should be a bolt with a serrated lock washer. Those castings are very susceptible to corrosion, and most of the time the bolts will break if you crank on them. A good soaking in Kroil, some heat, and a socket in an impact driver is the best way to get them loose.
(I don't even want to think about your upcoming chrome bill[:0])
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by studelover

I am trying to send my chrome out and was trying to the last of it, the side grills. The nuts on them are suoer rusted a socket will not fit, my question is there a method in removing these studs so I can get on with my project? I know someone out there has faced this before.

Studebakers forever!


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studelover
12-28-2006, 04:30 AM
Yes I will be indeephock, I have a chrome guy that is very reasonable, the studebaker doesen't have as much chrome as the other cars I have worked on, try chroming a 1960 t-bird, now that's a chrome bill.I can't get the impact driver up in there so I am going to sears and getthat socket that bob V advertized on TV it has these tiny fibers in it and one size fits all...mightwork

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John Kirchhoff
12-28-2006, 01:52 PM
I don't know how much room you have, but if the nut is accessible, those lightbulb shaped nut busters work pretty good. They're the thing that have a bolt that when tightened, forces a little chisel like doo-hicky against the nut and spreads or splits it.

Roscomacaw
12-28-2006, 05:49 PM
As Jeff says, these are stamped sheet metal nuts, John. I doubt your nut-buster would split them. More likely it would damage the stud that the nuts fit on.
studelover, I trust you're using 6-point sockets?

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studelover
12-28-2006, 10:20 PM
I have six point sockets however they did not work, these little things did, I got them from sears and I have never used them before , I will never be without them now. IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/mr1940/IMG_0004.jpg[/IMG]

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John Kirchhoff
12-28-2006, 10:32 PM
Hmmm, my car has regular nuts, someone must have changed them before the car found me. When I removed them I was really afraid of busting the pot metal. And no, a nut buster wouldn't work at all.