I'd have to take a look at mine to see if that would work. I've used "nutserts" or otherwise known as "Rivnuts" for decades to replace worn out or damaged threads in certain applications. They are a bit simpler to install than heli-coils. Of course, you need a tool to do a basic install. A nut and bolt will do it but, a specific tool works way better. You can get them, and the nutserts at Harbor Freight. These are just some ideas for you to maybe take a look at. And, if you were to purchase that tool, you can install different sized nutserts in all kinds of applications, for quite some time. Most of the time, a nutsert or rivnut, is installed in a type of situation called a "blind fastener". That is, you cannot get to the back side of something, to put a nut on a screw or bolt. This nutsert is just like a rivet only, after the install, what remains is a set of machine threads that you can use and reuse many times.