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Removing Seatbelts

ok, so i'm painting my interior and trying to remove the rear panels that are on the B post. My only problem is the damn seatbelt is in the way. Iv tried using my socket torx, but snapped it lol. What methods have you guys used to remove the seatbelts from the floor?

Oh and no *****ing about me removing my seatbelts, they're going back in when I'm done.
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dude theres so much locktite on there you might not be able to get them out...i had to take one out of a car in school and even with a impact gun it took some serious work to get them out...your better off just unbolting them from the b pillar and taping them off
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wonderful...I wonder if heating the bolt up, or spray with liquid wrench then igniting it will help
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i wouldnt try that because there is a bunch of crap in that door...rather than just redoing the interior you will be looking at a new truck
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It's not in the door, I have a regular cab. The bolt I'm trying to take out is actually in the floor, its on the outside of the frame as well, so I may have to try heating it up.
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if you can heat it from outside the truck, i would try that... but not if you have to heat it on the inside, especially seeing as the seatbelt is made out of a nylon? type fabric, which would be weakened if you heated it
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Yea, I'm pretty sure it can be heated from the underside....and I'm pretty sure heating the seatbelt's fabric would do more than weaken it...catastrophic failure/igniting? lol
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i didn't mean heating it that much, but i mean like even putting a heat gun on it, and there not being any visable damage, it would probably be weakened
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ahh...see i was thinking over kill...ya know...a torch lmao.
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If you can get you hands on one, there is a tool called an inductor that can provide flameless heat to help free rust frozen parts. I have seen it in action and it works well. But I have no idea where you would get one, maybe at a rental center?
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If you can get you hands on one, there is a tool called an inductor that can provide flameless heat to help free rust frozen parts. I have seen it in action and it works well. But I have no idea where you would get one, maybe at a rental center?

You can buy them at any decent tool house/website.....but be prepared to spend at least 3-400 bucks.
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thanks for the tip...but thats WAAAAAY more than I'm looking to spend on anything right now lol.
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I have pulled out the belts in my 95 so it is possible it was a PITA because of the locktite but I was able to get it out without heating it. I think it was just a big breaker bar that i used.
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