Fender Extension Studs
The studs on my extensions have gotten pretty misshapen over the years to the point in which they can't grip tight onto the fender anymore, which is pretty annoying now. These kind of studs use from what I was able to find is called "thread-cutting nuts", which was just a thin nut that cuts the stud to form a thread. Anyway, I was thinking about cutting those studs off and replacing with a new option, but I just wanted to hear some opinions first. The part that worries me is that the extensions are a softer pot metal, so are these durable enough to drill and tap? I don't want to crack them. If they won't really crack, I can just use a simple bolt. However, I was also thinking in order to reduce the chances of it cracking over time of being removed and installed, maybe I can get a double-sided bolt stud to insert on the extension side as a permanent stud, and then just get a speed nut to secure it to the fender?