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Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by 79camaro dad, Apr 3, 2018.
What' the best way to remove seatbelt bolts from floor. Mine are so tight I keep breaking sockets
Impact wrench. I've also used one of those drivers that you smack with a hammer to break mine loose.
Have you tried PB Blaster or anything like that? I use a 50/50 mixture of ATF and acetone.
Use a lubricant like WD-40 or some kind of oil and a 1/2 drive wrench and or breaker bar.
Any kind of weazle pee from underneath and let them sit for a while. Then try to break them loose.
Use a propane torch to get rid of all the crud that has accumulated on the threads under the car, Then use a air wrench.
PB Blaster and Torch was how I did it. It took several attempts over several days. The back seat bolts were the worst, and the Trorx head is super prone to stripping. I did get the bolts loose eventually. I couldnt imagine getting them out without the torch.
I welded a nut over the stripped out Torx head.
Your name suggests you are working on a '79 model. If so, you likely have torx bolts holding the seatbelts in place. If so, you have a difficult job ahead of you. The early cars used hex head bolts and those can be easily removed with a ratchet and socket. The torx bolts are a nasty design failure.
Try some of the tips posted here. Once you get them out, you might be able to weld a better head on them for future use.
This worked for me too. Had my kid hold the torch on the underside and kept pressure on the socket until it turned.