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i dont know what that part is really called i think its a strut mount. its where your strut tower bar goes into. Well those 2 mountings with 3 bolts each.

Well i was going to remove my alarm which was connected to the strut by the old owner. When i went to loosen the bolt i found it very very hard to budge. Turns out that the SOB welded the bolts on to the frame of the car!!! I'm very pissed about this. I mean now i can't remove my alarm or install a strut bar. let alone change my struts unless i have to un-weld it off. Is that my own way of going about it. I figure i need someone to torch if off. Is this common for people do to or just the old owner of the car is a dumbass? How should i go about it ? Let me know if you guys need more information about this.
 

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i'll call the owner a dumb ass. well your going to need a good set of wrenches and a torch ... provided the guy did it that way not with a welder (meg, tig, whatever). or your gona have to cut down the bolt much as you can and then grind it down to the surface and replace the strut mount.
 

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how much money are we looking at roughly if i get done at a store.

you think i can tell go to a store that changes struts and by struts have them install it for like 100$ you think they would cover the unwelding portion ?
 

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You'll need new strut mounts to start, aside from that, a cutting wheel may get it off. Wheres the weld? On top of the bolt?
 

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well its more like where the bolt touches the frame of the car. He did a pretty nice and even job on it because i can't see it unless i look really closely. I was thinking some shops might include the removal of the weld as well. I'm hoping on this. would this be like 50$ of labor just to tourch it off of the car ?
 

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get a real braker bar (not a ratchet with a pipe) then snap the weld or the socket ... also get a craftsman socket so that way if you brake it you get a new one :D
 

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i say for a down side you strip the bolt, mess up your tools ... doubt there be any other damage to the frame. have you tried to break this already?
 

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well, when i first saw it i wasn't sure what it was so i didn't apply force really but then i somewhat tried didn't used full strength but a good amount was placed on there like the strength to push a car in Neutral. I don't really feel like trying untill i get come confirmation for someone.
 

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i cant believe someone would WELD those on the car... are you absolutely positive its welded and not just rusted on there???

i remember installing my suspension, those were some of the hardest bolts to break through the rust... just get yourself a 3' breaker bar. i think you might be mistaken on it actually being welded (my guess is its just rusted)- could you provide a good picture of what you are talking about?

also- these bolts are supposed to be ON THERE... so dont expect it to be easy! you are going to need some beefy tools.

good luck!

jon
 

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chronoti said:
get a real braker bar (not a ratchet with a pipe) then snap the weld or the socket ... also get a craftsman socket so that way if you brake it you get a new one :D
all depends on the lenght of the pipe, nothing has stood up to my 4ft pipe, and yes, get a craftsman or mastercraft ratchet/socket
 

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i'll try my best to take some pictures but from what i got from about 6 people they say it was welded on. couple say soldered one as well.
 
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