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Old 03-10-2019, 08:17 PM   #1
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The lift gate strut ball mount bolt stripped out the threaded hole in the chassis.
Any items on how to repair the hole?
The OD of is larger than a timesert, so I canít use that.
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:21 PM   #2
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Weld a nut in there?
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Old 03-10-2019, 08:49 PM   #3
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In order of decreasing simplicity and increasing cost and reliability of repair:

1: JB weld?
2: Drill new hole and tap beside it? Its just a strut, location is not super critical.
3: Drill and tap much bigger, thread in a butter soft, mild steel bolt, with permanent loctite. Do not use a hardened bolt. Next, drill into center of bolt, tap for original thread size.
Kinda like making your own heli coil in-place
5: Weld it up and tap it new like. Add bondo, paint and stuff.
4: Get a new body shell and transfer all parts over to it. Scrap this shell
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:06 AM   #4
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Rivnut?
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:58 AM   #5
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Get broomstick prop rod for tailgate.
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:20 PM   #6
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Check and see if you can tap to 5/16-18. also check if these ball stud are compatible with stock socket.
https://www.mcmaster.com/ball-studs
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Old 03-11-2019, 12:23 PM   #7
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Weld it.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:01 PM   #8
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Did you verify a Big Sert won't fit?
http://www.timesert.com/html/bigsert.html
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:35 PM   #9
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In order of decreasing simplicity and increasing cost and reliability of repair:

4: Get a new body shell and transfer all parts over to it. Scrap this shell
A little excessive...but effective! #3 is also a great idea.

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Rivnut?
I canít believe I didnít think of that,thanks!

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Get broomstick prop rod for tailgate.
Currently in use, but I use a nice piece of of stained redwood 2x2.

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Did you verify a Big Sert won't fit?
http://www.timesert.com/html/bigsert.html
I use timeserts all the time and didnít know they made these. Thanks!
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:34 AM   #10
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Get broomstick prop rod for tailgate.

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Old 03-13-2019, 06:40 AM   #11
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My 780 came with a piece of wood to hold the trunk open, I got some of the gas struts off of rock Auto for cheap now it pops open by itself.
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