[ '87 porsche 944 ]
brake line distributor (“tee”) stud is rusted and snapped off halfway. The threaded stud protrudes outwards from the car body surface, and normally, the brake line tee would slip over that stud, then a hex nut would tighten it down.
the space around the stud allows at best a rotary tool to slice the bolt at an angle, or possibly grind it down. drill, nutsert tools won’t fit - without massive work to remove suspension. there’s maybe 1-2 inches of space in-line with the stud. sideways approach is much greater, but still there’s bumps.
What other methods exist to solve this problem? Try to drive a self-tapping screw into the sanded-down stud?
update : pics - and probably going to use a nutsert if I can get it or a trivial bolt/hex nut/washer deal.
order/description/etc. a mess b/c no time to do it nicely using the fast mash method:
fron inside under rear passenger footwell - look for the 1/8" drill bit
stud cut/ground/torn out with 1/8" drill bit inside the hole: