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How To Remove Rusty Nuts And Bolts

I wish I knew how to remove rusty nuts and bolts!  I stink at it.  We are in the process of taking a 1957 MG Magnette apart to give it a total restoration.  And I broke off the bolt that the top end of the rear shock attaches to. 

I soaked the darn thing with PB Blaster and wire-brushed the exposed threads and only put light pressure on the nut.  And I still broke the bolt off.  Now I need to cut welds and drill out bolt fragments just to fix the damage I’ve done.  The job is going to take longer, too – and cost more to do.

So I wish I knew how to remove rusty nuts and bolts.  Have you got any secret techniques?  I’d sure love to hear about them.

 

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