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I broke a pot metal stud--any way to still use it?

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I removed the chrome SS inserts from my hood. In doing so, I broke two of the mounting studs. One of the inserts now sits too high in the back because it is not tightened down.

I still have about 1/3 of a stud left. Is there any way to still use this stud? Maybe another type of fastener, repairing it, or?

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Re: I broke a pot metal stud--any way to still use it?

Brent,
How thick is the insert ? Any chance you could drill and tap a hole in it and use a small stud to hold it in place ?

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Re: I broke a pot metal stud--any way to still use it?

It might be thick enough for that--I will check it tonight. That could work well if I have enough material to drill.

If not, is there something anyone can think of that would allow me to use the remaining stud and tighten it down?

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Re: I broke a pot metal stud--any way to still use it?

>>>>f not, is there something anyone can think of that would allow me to use the remaining stud and tighten it down?<<<<
If you can see it protruding the inner hood, maybe a speed nut ( molding nut) can grab it enough to hold it down.

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Re: I broke a pot metal stud--any way to still use it?

I've never used it on pot metal, but it might be worth it to try some JB Weld. If you don't have the piece that broke off the stud (i.e. joining the two broken pieces with the JB Weld), just use the JB Weld to "build-up" a new stud. After it drys, simply file it down to the size needed.
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