1991 Ford Bronco bolt on water pump is stripped

Tiny
STEWARTSUPERFLY2
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  • 1991 FORD BRONCO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 10,300 MILES
Hey man, I went to change my water pump the other day, got down to the very lat bolt within 30 minuted, I put my socket on there and started turning, I turned and turned and turned till finally I heard SNAP, it wasnt the bolt breaking but it I had turned so hard I broke my socket and it stripped the bolt out, since then I have bought 3 different sockets thats guarenteed to get a stripped bolt out and all of them have failed so far. I tried heating up around the threads with a little propane torch and that hasnt worked either. Man iv worked tryin to get this one bolt out for probbably 4 hours now and nothings worked, any ideas?
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Thursday, October 1st, 2009 AT 11:34 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there stewartsuperfly2 and TY for the donation this is what keeps the site going.

All that easy out stuffs and still won't come out-the next course of action is cut the bolt off and use tap and die
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Thursday, October 1st, 2009 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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Should I put reverse threads on it then put a nut on it and try it like that?
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Thursday, October 1st, 2009 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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If it doesn't work -you just have to cut it and drill it out and tap it and select the correct size bolt
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Thursday, October 1st, 2009 AT 3:43 PM

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