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Old 06-20-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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I sheared the stud on a brand-new tophat.

I used a hammer to pound one of the studs out of my old tophat.

If I pop the sheared stud out, can I slip the new one in place, and then use a nut and a couple of washers to kind of "pull" it back into place as if I were replacing a wheel stud??

Can I do this without taking the strut out of the car?
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:07 PM   #2
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Yes to all

If there is a Fastenal near you the will have either a new metric stud or just a grade 8 metric bolt that you can use
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:16 PM   #3
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I've got plenty of studs from old tophats and am considering opening a business where I sell individual studs to people who are in a similar position to the one I'm in now..
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yep yep yep yep!

easy as pie, pound it out, slide the new one in, slip the nut on and tighten'er up!
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and I can do this without removing the strut? just jack the corner up, slide under and weasel the new stud into place?
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:31 PM   #6
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You should be able to ....with just removing the wheel. After you wack the stud out put a flashlight on the top hat and then go under for a look. If you can see the hole and reach it your good to go. It will most likely be a 2 man job to get it to bite and then sinking it in/down B4 being sure its good for the normal strut top nut.
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Well I used a big metal hammer and a punch, but could not get the busted stud out of the tophat. I expect that if I pulled the whole strut ass'y out of the car, I might be able to pound it out, but it's not coming out this way. Any ideas?
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Negative.....any way to loosen it could be damaging to the car ...torch/heat a more direct punch/hammer method.

So in short you got to remover the strut or the top hat at the least I know you dont what to hear that.
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So I just sheared mine as well. Removing my crappy Ebay Rear strut tower, go figure

I will be replacing it as soon as I can get another bolt (not today), will I be okay to drive on it a few days until I get go get one? It would be somewhat difficult to get a ride to work (which is under 5 miles away)

edit: just read another thread saying it should be okay to drive on for a little bit, but will def be replacing it ASAP.

Is the only way to replace them to drop the strut/top hat and weld a new one in? Or can I get a replacement bolt and somehow reach up in there and slide it (thru-bolt) through?

Anyone have the exact specs on the bolt/length? Will order a new one and have it welded in at work



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I've looked edverywhere for that stud and have not been able to find one. It is an M8x1 or 1.25 that is 25mm long. I just use bolts and nuts when I replace them.

Tony

Found from another thread.

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So obviously the bolt head/weld bead don't match up with the small size of the initial stud in regards to it sitting in the relief area of the Rubber underneath the top hat. Should I try to hollow out the area a little bit, or under the compression of the spring is that not necessary?
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for whatever it's worth..

I drove the car around missing one tophat stud for probably 2 years with zero adverse effects.
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