I have a garden tractor that two bolt holes stripped out on one of the mounts on the rear end. Evidently they pulled out over the years of use. The only way to get to them to drill and re-tap the threads, is to remove the rear end from the unit. This requires a good deal of labor. I was wondering if I could use J B Weld or Permatex makes a thread repair kit that doesnt require drilling and tapping. I plan on retiring the tractor at the end of this season so if I can just get it to hold until then, I'd be happy. Another thought I had was self tapping bolts. I think that was what was in there before. It has taken 8 years for them to pull out so.....by chance maybe this would work???? Or maybe a shim? The rear end is die cast alluminin (sp?) Anyone have any ideas or solutions you have tried on stripped threads?