1999 RBP RS
Broke Bolt Ramblings; Took another swing at removing the broken extractor in the broken sway mount bolt last night. Started off by attempting to crack the extractor with a punch, easier said then done.. Wailed on it for a while before giving up on that. Switched to a left handed bit and successfully drilled out the extractor. Unfortunately just as the bit cleared through it bound up and broke off in the bolt as well! Had a little laugh at that one.. Used a punched to knock it through and I'll use a magnet wand to pull the bit's tip out of the drain plug. Not going to attempt using an extractor again and bolt is sheared off flush so no chance to welding anything to it. So I stepped up my bit size and started drilling it all out. Drill battery died before getting all the way through though. After I get it drilled I'm going to tap it for a larger bolt if there's enough meat. Trying not to use a helicoil, but that's the next step before cutting the trunk floor open to replacing the welded nut. Can't wait to finally get over this hurdle and dig into the rebuild!