How to removed a punched locked crank plug?

SeeUSmile

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Hey guys, previous builder pin punched the crank plugs to lock them in place, what's a good trick to getting them out?

using this image for illustration since i didn't get the chance to take a picture of mine.

 

levi1717

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Well he punched the heck out of that one. Usually you burr out most of the laid over material and then with some force they come out ( you will need new plugs tho). If they are not punched to that extreme sometimes with some force they will turn out any way. A punch is just to keep them from backing themselves out not to stop a strongman from taking them out with a wrench. Hope this helps.