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Re: Overdidering problems

To: Denise Thorpe <>
Subject: Re: Overdidering problems
From: "W. R. Gibbons" <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 11:05:25 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 5 Jun 1996, Denise Thorpe wrote:

> Matthew Jones asked: 
> > Has anyone tried to get an overrider off a chrome bumper when it's been 
> > on there fr 25 years.  It seems that the roundheaded chrome bolt under 
> > the rubber front just will not hold and turns with every turn of the 
> > 
> > Just thought I'd ask :-(
> I always douse parts like that with WD-40 a few days before trying to get 
> them apart, but that little bit of advice isn't going to do you any good 
> now.  Once the chrome carriage bolt turns like that, the trick is to file 
> a screwdriver slot into the head of the bolt.  If you're not good with a 
> file, it's a good idea to put duct tape on the bumper around where you're 
> filing.  Good luck!
> Denise Thorpe

Or, you could use a dremel tool to make the slot.  Then, when the slot does 
not do the trick, use the dremel tool to split the nut.

   Ray Gibbons  Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
                Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
        (802) 656-8910

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