Try drilling the head of the screw with a drill bit just a little larger than
the screw shaft. Don't get too aggressive, just be patient and the screw head
will come off. The shaft may fall out the bottom or have to be drilled out
with a bit the same size as the shaft. In the end you may have to use a
slightly larger screw if the hole has been damaged with the bit. I have done
this couple times with success.
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:46:39 -0500
> Subject: [Roadsters] Stripped screws
> Hey everyone,
> I am trying to remove the center console (arm rest) from my 68 1600 so I
> remove the back piece of carpet. All four screws are really really tight.
> With some turning back and forth, I was able to get one out. I used PB
> blaster on the other three and was able to get them to move a bit, but they
> get stuck and I can no longer turn them. At this point the 3 remaining
> heads are stripped out pretty bad. I am at a loss as to how to get them
> The inside of the console is small so I can't get a dremmel in there to make
> new slot for the screws, I can't really get pliers around them either. I
> to replace the same console when I am done, so I don't want to wreck it.
> suggestions how I can get these screws out? Power tools will shred the
> even further since they are so tight. I am fine getting new screws, since I
> will have to anyway, so if the screws get wrecked, that is fine. The screws
> are philips head if that makes a difference.
> Thanks if advance for any help you can provide.
> Dan Kroninger
> 68 1600
> Dairyland Datsuns
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