I'll probably try the Donnie technique the next time. I have been waiting to try it every since MBDoc mentioned it a while ago.
I have no problem with turning the bolt over though. I have been so handy with a torch most of my life that the first one of these I came across I just reacted. We have turned over plenty of them. Takes me about thirty seconds unless I can't find my striker. I keep a set of torches right next to my alignment lift.
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