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Sheared lower radiator mounting stud
In starting into a variety of maintenance and check items (timing belts, t-stat, and a sensor check / repair), I sheared off one of the lower mounting studs for the radiator. In looking at the parts fiche, the FRAME diagram shows no studs and it appears that there are simply a couple of "nuts" welded to the frame to hold these blind studs in place.

What I need to understand is whether this is, in fact, a blind stud that can be removed and replaced. I tried to clamp it with a set of Vice Grips, but it seems to have absolutely NO movement to it at all. I hit it with the torch last night, then sprayed it for a second time with PB B'laster to soak overnight. I will be trying it again this morning, but I'm concerned that it is not intended to be a replaceable item.

This does need to be repaired because that stud is also the mounting point for the lower fairing bracket and the horn on that side. I could go the route of a helicoil, but want to avoid that unless it's a necessity.
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#1 06-20-2014, 05:44 AM,
I think it is a bolt that is welded to the frame. The fix will to cut off the old one & weld a new one in place. Poorboy
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#2 06-20-2014, 06:13 PM,
Drill and tap it screw another in.
joe
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#3 06-20-2014, 06:25 PM,
(06-20-2014, 06:13 PM)Poorboy Wrote: I think it is a bolt that is welded to the frame. The fix will to cut off the old one & weld a new one in place. Poorboy

I've basically reached the same conclusion. I plan to cut the bolt off at the "head", grind it a bit, then tack weld a new one on top of it. I will grind the head down on the new one first. Using the old head should give me an appropriate flat base to weld the new one to and ensure that I get the correct position.
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#4 06-21-2014, 06:47 AM,


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