This is a follow up on my previous discussion. I’m replacing my bumper cover. I got the new cover, I got a great price for it, and it’s in great shape. There’s just one thing that’s in my way.
The cover is mounted to the top of the frame with 4 bolts. The two outside bolts are gone (I lost them in the collision), but I can get new ones no problem.
The two on the inside were holding the old cover, but I can’t remove them.
My question is how do I remove them? …and what kind of bolts are these anyway?
Each has a round phillips head. The head is stripped, so I can’t get any leverage with a screw driver because it’s attached to this bracket, which bends if I put some force in it (I don’t want it to break). Just under the head the shank is thick and smooth. The nut is octagonal (none of my ratchets fit), and the corners are flattened to the bracket. (see pic)
Is it fixed to the bracket somehow? If so, how should I deal with this?
(already tried WD40, that nut is not coming off)
Worst case scenario is that I can’t get it off, so I bend this thing out of the way, and the cover is attached with just the two outside bolts.