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Seat bolts are stripped out

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by baldboy, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. baldboy

    baldboy

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    My driver's side seat bolts (facing the exterior of the truck) are both stripped out.

    Not the bolts but the solid part of the seat frame that the bolts thread into.

    What can I do to repair this?

    Drilling and tapping?

    I can't sit in the driver's seat without them.


    (Don't ask HOW they got stripped... I had a "helper" working on the cruiser, enough said)
     
  2. FJ40 MNTCRZR

    FJ40 MNTCRZR

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    A HELPER :crybaby:

    DEPENDS ON HOW BADLY STRIPPED. TRY AND RUN A TAP THROUGH IT AND SEE IF IT JUST NEEDS CLEANING UP, OTHER THAN THAT, YES DRILL AND RETAP.


    GOOD LUCK .... :beer:
     
  3. Colorado Boy-74-FJ40

    Colorado Boy-74-FJ40 I may grow older but I refuse to grow up!

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    You might be able to get on the end that went through the nut plate from the underside of the cab. Mine had about 1/4" of bolt protruding. I broke one of mine and was able to get a vise grip on it.
     
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    I would drill and retap, you don't want your seat moving in really ANY situation. Have the peace of mind, and do it right the first time. Shouldn't take any time at all.

    Rezarf <><
     
  5. baldboy

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    After rereading my first post I think I was a little unclear.

    It is the two bolts in the seatback itself, not the ones on the body tub.

    Still, I will probably drill and tap.


    Thanks for all of the help.
     
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