Re: How to remove front mount studs?
if the studs are not too screwed up, put two nuts on the stud then tighten them together super tight. give your self room from the base.
then after they are tight together. unscrew the nut closest to the base.
if you tightened the nuts together enough, it will unscrew.
most people drill & retap. better sooner than later.
i used 1/4-20. only for the reason that it is easier to get in stainless.
many will say to not use stainless because it is a little weaker than grade 5.
be careful with the front mount. there isn't much "meat" next to the stud hole.