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factory roof rack removal a real pain in the arse

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by 97cruiser, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. 97cruiser

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    I havent found anything in a search so here it goes.
     
  2. Junk

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    Uh, have you climbed up and looked? It only took me a short time to take off a buds.

    Mine had no rack :flipoff2: - just like yo momma. :flipoff2:
     
  3. 97cruiser

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    cmon Junk,If I made an attempt to get it off then I must have climbed up there and looked.Seriously I've made every attempt to get this bieach off I just need a lil advice on how to get these stripped screws out.I'm guessing there's a nut spinning under there and I really dont want to mess with accessing it via the headliner.Any ideas?
     
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    [quote author=97cruiser link=board=2;threadid=5283;start=msg41345#msg41345 date=1063636712]
    cmon Junk,If I made an attempt to get it off then I must have climbed up there and looked.Seriously I've made every attempt to get this bieach off I just need a lil advice on how to get these stripped screws out.I'm guessing there's a nut spinning under there and I really dont want to mess with accessing it via the headliner.Any ideas?
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    OK, but if you would have added your second thread under this one, instead of starting yet another thread, then it would have been clear you tried it! Otherwise, re-read you post dude- in the above, there is no indication you even frickin looked at it. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. 97cruiser

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    Ok,OK....I'm new to forums.Pretty sure I'll remember the next time now that i'ts been beat into my head....HA. Anyways just hacksawed the bolt's off.They were completely rusted corroded on.Now I just have some cleaning up of paint to do and hole fillin.As I mentioned before 4 of the 8 screws came out fine and still retain the original threads in there.The other 4 holes are a lil bit bigger seeing how the threaded part is completely gone.Gonna stop by the dealer and see if I cant pick up just 4 of the thread inserts(I doubt it though).The plan is to get some shorter screws slap a lil silicone on there and screw'em in.Should work.What do you guys think?
     
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    I've heard a lot of the silicone products will cause rust as the curing agent is acidic or something like that, try to use something that is meant for bodywork.
     
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    B - how many #6's you need to come up with that new sig? :flipoff2: ;) :D :D :D :D
     
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    The tag line makes perfect sense to some people. Others it doesn't. Think about it a while and, with a little research, it will make sense.

    I'm absolutely certain that Tyler gets it 'cause he's a closet hacker.
    -B-
     
  9. Photoman

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    Junk - didn't you mean how many #0000 0110's?
    Bill
     
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    -B-,thnx thats the kind of help I was looking for.Yes I have made it to the dealer and have the new inserts ordered...Love this forum
     
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    Actually Photoman he ment to say "half a C pack" 8)
     
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    Bill's got it !
    -B-
     
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    Hey, that's my sig... I stole it fare and square from another forum. Did you get it from an email I might have sent you or another place.

    Spencer....tech geek.
     
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    Spencer,

    That one is probably older than you are and I've used it off and on in sig lines for about 10 years.

    Besides, I've never heard of you before today. :D

    -B-
     
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    Like I said B , and maybe Mike will relate to this ...

    16 kinds of people .. hexy , and butt fugly !

    Tyler - *Back to watching the ethernet fly by...* ;)
     
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    [quote author=Tyler link=board=2;threadid=5283;start=msg42414#msg42414 date=1063862291]
    16 kinds of people .. hexy [/quote]

    Don't know Tyler, nobody seemed to catch my last post ;).
     
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    Rick,
    I caught it but prefer to speak the national language of binary and not the new-fangled hexadecimal. On formal occassions octal is allowed though.

    Translated to octal: half a 14 pack.
    -B-

    ('nuf of this nonsense)