Removing Rusty Bolts

A Frame Off Restoration

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After destroying a number of nuts and bolts we begin to develop better ways to remove those stubborn rusty bolts. We used the following four methods, sometimes all four on the same bolt!

1. Wire brush exposed threads, tap nut with hammer to loosen rust
2. Apply a solvent. We used PB Blaster, Liquid Wrench or WD-40
3. Heat the nut with a torch to red hot
4. Work the nut back and forth slowly advancing up the threads
1953 M38A1 Navy Jeep