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Hi all, I'm a long time lurker but now the summer is here (hopefully) its about time I got some jobs done on my little 5..
Anyway the hardtop bolts (frankenstein bolts?) the furthest one back is raised, is it possible to swap it for a flush one like the others? Have tried unscrewing it this morning but it leaves a stud behind.. how is this removed if it can be? Didn't have any more time to investigate as the Mrs stole it for work while I fitted her a new exhaust!
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Joe
 

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you mean the sticky out studs on the back near the bootlid right ?

the answer is yes - I'm not sure if you have to replace the sholw chrome thingy or if you can just replace the bolt but not all 5s have hardtop fixings so the bits exist

I'd call autolink and ask - they're usually reasonably priced and delivery is always quick
 

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Hi all, I'm a long time lurker but now the summer is here (hopefully) its about time I got some jobs done on my little 5..
Anyway the hardtop bolts (frankenstein bolts?) the furthest one back is raised, is it possible to swap it for a flush one like the others? Have tried unscrewing it this morning but it leaves a stud behind.. how is this removed if it can be? Didn't have any more time to investigate as the Mrs stole it for work while I fitted her a new exhaust!
Thanks in adavance.
Joe
The "studs" will quite often come away from the chromed tops. If you find two nuts to fit the thread you can lock them on top and unwind the studs using a spanner on the bottom nut and take them all the way out. Replace the studs with a pair of the normal chromed bolts but I think they will sit a little higher than the front ones still because of the design of the plate (stepped I think?). Also I would use a smear of liquid gasket of some sort on the threads to seal the bolts/studs in or you will end up with water in your boot!
 

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If you can't find two nuts to fit the studs then use some cloth and mole grips to get them out with
 
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