I have a dumb question about how this shock mount works. I'm working with a Carabela Carrera, which I think is similar to a General Five Star, and my rear shock mounts are totally fucked. When I was removing the busted rear shocks, the threaded portion of the rod snapped off on both sides. I thought about JB-welding some threaded portion back on, but decided that's too sketchy so I want to try to fix it right.
It looks like the rod could come out, like it's a long stud that was inserted, but it seems extremely reluctant to budge. I was thinking I could drill a hole in the existing rod and cut threads for a stud, and then mount the shock to the stud, but if the whole rod can come out that seems like a better solution. What would you do? Am I missing something obvious here?
I've got a few pics of the setup, one side with the sketchy JB weld add-on threads (from a donor bolt) and the other side that I've started drilling out to mount a stud.