First of all i am new to this. Hello everyone... I have a 1976 hd rigid frame sporty and i am having a bit of a problem with the front forks. On the bottom of my right fork i have a small plate that bolts up to the fork to hold the axle in place. On of the studs is stripped out and will not let the nut tighten. can i cut the stud off and drill it out and replace it, i have already used the ole tap and die set to fix it once but the stud is to far gone. please don't tell me i have to replace the forks!!!!