I purchased this case when I was drinking beer at a swap meet. It appeared to be a good deal, at a good price. Then, with proper eye-focus . . . I noticed cracks, bad threads after a good cleaning. Lucky for me, Pat welded up the breaks and cracks, and McFarland machined, drilled and tapped for the new stud. A couple more adjustments and it's almost perfect. Everything I ride pretty much started out as someone else's "put back"or the part you pick up, see it's bad, and set it back down.