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Old 09-14-2021, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default Messed up D Nuts for header attachment

Guys this isn't my actual pic but the screws for the header broke and I had to drill a couple out . Well one got a broken bit and now the hole is offset. I ran a tap in it but it looks like crap. Functional but crappy. Has anyone ever drilled them out and welded plugs?

Or other ideas?? I can't get to the back.

Maybe I could drill them out and fish a wire down to pull new ones and tack them on the front?
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Old 09-14-2021, 10:43 PM   #2
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Oversize?
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Old 09-15-2021, 05:15 AM   #3
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I had that happen on cabriolet. Welded up and re-tapped. Not easy
I used a bottom tap as the area is not deep.
I considered cutting out the front and feeding new d-nut and the patching. I could make that happen but didn’t…not out of the question.
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:08 AM   #4
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Here's mine...one side is ok the other is pretty bad. I may try to fix better after I sandblast. or should I say its good enough??
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Old 09-17-2021, 12:04 PM   #5
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At this stage, I would make a pattern from a tracing to get accurate placement. Figure out how to index it because you will be fitting it a few times. Looks like fun.
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