A few months back i bought gas struts for the bonnet of the fat datsun. Trying to make it more like the 6
Fitting is pretty easy but i managed to shear the bolt head off when tightening the metal bit that attaches to the wing and the bottom of the gas strut attaches to.
I got a tap and die set and tried to remove to the left over bolt but that didn't work eventually just drilled it out.
But now when i go to put a new bolt in it's not holding. The hole is slightly too big.
I can't get access to the back due to the way the wing is designed or that would be easy to put a nut on the back.
What i need is a sort of rawl plug or like when i used to do server stuff cage nuts.
I'll take a photo later if any requires.
i thought i'd post here because i'm sure lots of you guys have to improvise way of securing bolts and bits. And im probably not aware of or thinking laterally for a simple solution.
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