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Enclosed Trailer Skin Removal

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by HB Lawn, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. HB Lawn

    HB Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 199

    Ok, I have this 16 ft enclosed trailer that I need to remove the skin off the back ramp door, but I can't find the right Torx screw driver and bit to fit the screw heads. I tried a number T15, just a little too small and a T20 is way to big. So I think I need a T16, but i can't find one anywhere. Can someone point me in the right direction to find this special driver. Or if you have a trick up your sleeve, let me know.

    Thanks
    HB Lawn
     
  2. ParkWelding

    ParkWelding LawnSite Member
    Posts: 182

    Its most likely not Torx. Look closely and its 8 points. Use a square bit and they will come right out.
     
  3. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 647

    #2 square bit.
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  4. HB Lawn

    HB Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 199

    I have a #2 bit that I'll try tomorrow.

    Thanks
    HB Lawn
     
  5. LuckyFlyinROUSH

    LuckyFlyinROUSH LawnSite Member
    from MO
    Posts: 36

    Car shops have alot of specialty tools. They usually sell them individually. Try Carquest, Autozone, etc.
     
  6. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,245

    Square bit it is!

    I went through the same thing not to long ago. Never thought about a square bit until trailer repair guy told me about it. Bought a 2 pack at home depot and it worked like a champ!
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  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    Yea its a square bit I needed to tighten a couple of screws on mine and that what worked for me as well
     
  8. HB Lawn

    HB Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 199

    Well what do you know, it is a #2 square bit.

    Thanks for the help.

    HB Lawn
     
  9. joes169

    joes169 LawnSite Member
    from WI
    Posts: 236

    Not sure how rusty or corroded the screw are, but if they're bad, hold the square bit with a 1/4" wrench and strike it abrubtly with a small hammer, and it should be loose enough to turn out with a drill w/o stripping. Usually, the ramp doors corrode relatively fast, especially in the "rust belt".......
     
  10. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    Had this same issue with trying to change a tail light on mine. Square bit it is lol best of luck!!!
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