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Icon4 seat removal help!

I am getting black seats out of an fx4 at a junkyard right now and i cant get the rear bolt on the passenger seat left rail....out of 4 bolts that hold the seat down i can't get that one off because someone stripped it and im pissed off i can't get it out.

any idea how i can get this bolt out? its VERY rusty i got a bit of it out and saw it was rusty but there is no way i can get this thing out. It is a Torx55 bolt so i don't really have many options.....any ideas?!?!

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I myself would weld a nut on top of it and then take it out. The heat from the weld would help to.
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i can't weld anything to it lol im at the junkyard and can't get a welder down here im basically in the woods

hmm...maybe ill try grinding it off or drilling it out im so angry right now all i managed to do is cut up my arm with broken glass thats all over this truck
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Big set of vice grips? and a hammer? If you can get a grinder or dremel down to it then I would just cut the head off it.
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ill get some of those too but i doubt it will help cuz its basically a bolt on the floor of the truck and at an angle cant fit much in there
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that or unbolt the seat from the rails and use your old ones, they should be the same.
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yeah its just gonna be a pain to get under there because the truck has no wheels its sitting on the body haha its SLAMMED lol
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If you have a good file, make two flat spots on each side of the bolt and grab a wrench.

Some penetrating lube and wack it with a hammer for a few min then heat up the metal around the bolt. Normally they slide right out.
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drill it out? or, if you have acess to a welder later you can just cot off that peice and weld your old seat's bolt hole on, lol
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if it was a driver one i would have sold you the one i pulled out of my truck a while back.. but the pass. one is still in.

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im waiting for a friend to get out of work and we are going to mess with it.im getting a GREAT price on these so i MUST get it out haha
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A good sharp drill bit and a good cordless drill with a fresh battery. A little WD-40 maybe and you should be good.
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yup i gotta wait til 430 to go. i got some PB Blaster, drill bits, and a big screw extractor.
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just start with a small drill bit then get bigger and keep drilling till you knock the head of the bolt off. then lift the seat out dont use those damn screw extractors they always break and cause more problems
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Why not grind the top off till your down to the tab that it goes through then you can just pull up on the seat leaving the rest in the truck
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