I am rebuilding my baja to put a new motor/ re do everything and had a bolt start coming out just fine then bond up and strip out and tryed the normal cut a Slot in it but just can get it out
Yes I retried with a second slot.
the gear plate screws are famous for that,just like the four screws that hold the front top plate on
they're not really seized as we would think,it's more like an expansion seize,once you drill the head off a lot of times you can remove the rest by hand,just don't drill too much of the head off,you gotta have something to grab onto
one little thing I've learnt is to replace the screws,where ever possible, with screws that are a few mm's longer,this way you have something to grab onto from the backside when/if possible
one thing we do try first after stripping the hex head out is to find a socket with a slightly larger hex or even square,torx head and hammer it in,8 out of 10 times we'll get it out,most of the times just tapping/hammering in the socket will help loosen it
we have quite a fleet of bajas here to maintain and after awhile of trial and error you figure out these little tricks,searching the forums and asking questions is also a big help