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Hello,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 While checking the tightness of the bolts on the lower drivers side door hinge, I sheared the head off the lower bolt.

     So before I get all involved in taking the door off & trying to remove & tap -out the broken stud, I wanted to get your opinions                                                                                                                   on actually just leaving it alone & letting the two other two bolts carry the load. Dumb idea? (..probably ). I may add that

             all the insides of the door have been removed; as I'm replacing all the rubber parts. And the hinges are in pretty good shape themselves.

                Thank you,    Henry   1971- 510 SW




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I bet you could cut a clean slot in the end of the bolt sticking out thru the captive nut inside the door, heat the crap out of the captive nut with propane (blue bottle) or map gas (yellow bottle & burns hotter) & twist the broken stud out the opposite way from inside the door!  If you have it all apart, now it the time to try something "outside the box"!! 🧐

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