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Old 07-12-2017, 12:23 AM   #1
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Gulmite Screws (need help finding a removal tool)

Need some help! I bought a 1973 Crown Atomic Tour Bus. I am in the beginning stages of my conversion process, however I need some gulmite removal tools/sockets whatever I can find to get these screws out.. if someone has them I'd pay to borrow or buy them from you. Any ideas of where I can buy them would be fantastic. I'm short of taking the screws into a machine shop to see if they can make a tool...

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Old 07-12-2017, 12:47 AM   #2
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Assuming the screw heads are "open" and accessible, it may be easier to use a Dremel and cut a slot on the screw heads, then use a flat head screwdriver to remove them. You don't plan to re-use them, do you?
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:54 AM   #3
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Good luck! The subject of Gulmite drivers is discussed every year or two on the CCJ forum, and the consensus of thought is that there are essentially no more for sale, and folk who have them aren't likely to be selling them. Sorry! You may be able to find a machine shop that can EDM one for you, but they would need a perfect Gulmite screw head to pattern from. Unless you want to preserve originality at all costs, I suggest you get the Gulmites out by brute force and with whatever ugly tools do the job, then replace them with stainless button-head or pan-head screws (maybe 10-32?).

I have two, count 'em, two, on my bus, for the coolant filler door's A.L.Hansen no.46 compartment latch, and I think I'll keep them there just to remind me of my bus's ancestry!

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Old 07-12-2017, 01:07 AM   #4
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info and help! I'd rather not touch these fasteners more than once.

I made a tool. I'll test it out tonight and see if it works.
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Thanks for the info and help! I'd rather not touch these fasteners more than once.

I made a tool. I'll test it out tonight and see if it works.

Hi!

Did your tool work?
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Old 12-16-2017, 02:05 PM   #7
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Hi!

Did your tool work?

Yea let us know what you came up with!
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