I'm wanting to replace my rusting rear license plate bolts with some stainless ones -- anyone know the size of bolt?? I tried a general one, and it didn't fit --
Seams an appropriate follow-up!!
Have 92 where BOTH rear plate bolts have broke off into the tailgate. Tried tapping, only to have tap break off within bolt.
Even soaked prior to removal, yet both snapped. Slowly and carefully drilling out, yet about at wits end being afraid to over-do-it.
Any suggestions ??
lka1988: No brutal flaming torch reply, was "actually" attacking that idea, yet being over cautious on the drilling angle. Drilling out the broke easy-out been hell on bits. Better metal than the bolt (as they should). If you have pic's handy, on on another thread, would like to see & add to brain cells. But no need to waste time. Appreciate reply. Favor to tackle from inside per cruiserdan and just need to make sure I can pull the panel clean. Haven't done on either one owned, so need to look that over.
Go to a parts store and invest in a clip tool. It has a screwdriver type handle, the shaft takes a couple of bends and terminates in a two-tined flat fork. Work that in between the panel and gate around the clip and pry the panel off one clip at a time. Not guaranteed to never break a clip, but much safer than pulling on the panel. Failing that, at least get a putty knife or worst case a screwdriver (or two) in there. It's not the end of the world to break the clips, but it really sucks to break the fiberboard around the clip.
How about a source for "theft proof" screws?