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Re: Stripped subframe bolts

In a message dated 97-09-04 10:34:30 EDT, IDuff@charter.com writes:

>Chris Semple suggested cutting a small hole in the frame rail, sticking
>a nut in there, maybe tack welding it, or maybe putting in a tapped
>piece of plate, then welding the access hole back up. He wasn't too hot
>on helicoil, but didn't offer any reason why it couldn't work (is that
>an accurate summary, Chris?). 

Sure, not that I'm opposed to Helicoil, I just don't have any experience with
it in a structural environment. I've been known to drive my cars hard on
occasion and I think *I* would feel a bit better knowing a grade8/10 bolt had
been replaced with another similar. 'Course I'm a bit more hesitant to cut a
hole into your '90 than the '85 Golf we last did this trick on...

Chris Semple
'87 4000q
   '83 TQC
       '83 TQC