seat belt bolts stripped

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  1. swisherred

    swisherred Senior Member

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    I am in the process of finishing my floor and getting prepared to install the sound deadening and carpet I just bought. I removed the driver side seat belts with no issue, but the passenger side just keeps spinning. I can see the bolt is spinning and not the nut. WTF? Im certain I can cut the center bolt off and get it removed but how do i get the door side out without destroying the belt housing or the floor since the bolt goes into the body cavity below the door?????
     
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    update...I did get the center bolt removed by cutting off the head and drilling it out using vise grips on the backside to keep it from spinning. I cannot do this to the doorside unless I cut an access hole in the wire channel for the vise grips. Maybe I can use a body plug and cap it later??? still looking.
     
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    update...got them all. was able to drill the head off of the outside bolt, then remove the belt and drill out the rest. I did lose about 1/2" of bolt into the body, but what can I do about it besides throw a magnet in there and hope it stops rolling around.
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Persistence often is the key to getting something done. I like the idea of putting the magnet in the hole in the hopes that it catches the lost piece. I don't like rattles either.
     
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    Well made progress...

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    Joseph James Senior Member

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    Floors look good.!

    I had the nut pull out of the steel taking passenger side belt out. Found a plate tapped for standard 7/16-20 used for vehicles with no prior seatbelts. It welds in.