No need to fight it, should go on easy.
put some contact cement on the rubber seat bumpers, let that sit a bit, now those will not fall out .
Both of these ideas are good and excuse me if I swipe-im' both! :thumbup:I prefer a wooden dowel to line up the threads. Less chance of messing up the threads.
me too. I cut a 1/4" dowel into 4 sections (probably 3-4" long) and insert all 4 to get everything nicely lined up. Then remove one a time and insert bolt, hand tighten at first - very easy to strip the Al threads.I prefer a wooden dowel to line up the threads. Less chance of messing up the threads.
+1!And of course it's critical, even after you have everything lined up, to turn the bolt backwards as you are pushing it gently into the hole, until feel the bolt drop into the threads...that cuts way down on crossthreading.