What tool do I need for this??

ddub

 
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Hey guys,

I was removing a swing out tire carrier from a JDM 80 series, and it has 5 or 6 12mm bolts but one weird "screw" (please see pic). What tool would I need to remove this?

Thanks!
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ddub

 
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Thanks Arc. I assume these are meant for security, but how do I go about removing? Seems they are built for "one-way" use.
 

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one way screw removal tool...depending on size...this isn't 12mm like the bolts, or is it?

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e9999

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looks like there is room for visegrips on the head, if you can reach it.
If all else fails, seems like welding a nut on there would be pretty easy.
 

ddub

 
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Thanks for ideas guys. The special tool looks good if I could find one. Also considering cutting a groove and treating it like a flat head screw, but the vise grips may work too. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks.
 

ntsqd

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I'd weld a nut on it. Take a counter-sink tool to the nut first and give it a deep counter-sink. Makes it easier to get a good bead between the bolt head and the nut.
 
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Small angle grinder, just cut a slot like a regular flat head right in plane with the original but a tad deeper. then just use a screwdriver.
 

ddub

 
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Ended up getting it slightly loose with the vise grips first, but was hard getting a solid grip with the rounded head. Moved on to using a Dremel to cut a slot then backed it out with a flat head screw driver. Thanks for the suggestions all!
 
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