I Messed Up My Body Mount Nut

I need some advice. I replaced my 6 Body Mount Bushings on my 80 Camaro. I messed up the last Bushing by not aligning it correctly and stripped the Body Mount Nut. Its location is the Left side below the drivers seat.

Can I use a Steel Taper Hand Tap to create new Threads in the Nut?

Or maybe insert a Helicoil into the Nut?

Or any other advice to fix my problem? (FYI – I don’t have a welder or don’t have access to anyone who welds).

Thanks for the Help!

Kevin
 

Grumpy

The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer.
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thats one reason I've frequently suggested..
http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...lped-several-members-and-may-help-more.11389/

you might be amazed at how often some guy living near you has tools and valuable experience that might be very helpful

yes there is some chance you can re-tap the damaged threads
or just replace all the body mounts with better aftermarket versions

rockauto
34142R Body Mount
CHEVROLET CAMARO 1967-1981
 
I successfully cleaned up my stripped Body Mount Nut. First, I used a 5/8- 11 Carbon Steel Taper Tap, followed by a 5/8-11 TiCN Coated High-Speed Steel Bottoming Tap. I tighten up a new bolt and torqued it to 75 ft-lbs.

Kevin
 
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