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So I had half a morning to play on the car today, so I thought I would pull the pedal box.

Every time I've passed the car, I've been tapping the main two bolts and spraying them with PB blaster. I've also given it a good rub with a wire brush, but as you might guess, I managed to break both bolts

I did think about heating it, but there was a good amount of PB residue and under the dash isn't a great place to have a mini fire...

Then I started on the two at the back. I remember pulling a friends pedal box years ago on his '82, but my back bolts seemed to be really corroded in. As I tried polishing around them (to get rid of the rust) I realized that the prior owner must have been some sort of safety freak as it looked like he had gone and welded them in.

Dang. I thought I was going to have to cut the rotten things off.
I'll save that until next time, I thought as I had to carry on with the honey do list.

This afternoon, I was reading Wayne's 101 book and realized that they are welded from the factory and I need to take the bolt out from the front on early models! DOH!!!

I should have read his book earlier!

Anyone else had the front two bolts shear? Is there an easy obvious solution that doesn't involve drilling big holes in the floor?

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