At least you would not have to repair the steering column...
So bietjie wiskunde... help my as ek verkeerd is...
Shear strength = 0.6 x Tensile strength (for mild steel)
Tensile strength = 800MPA -grade 8.8
Thus Shear strength = 480 MPA
Shear strength = Force (Newton) / Area
Thus Force = Shear strength x Area.
If you use a 2mm bolt the area will be Pi X Diameter^2 / 4 = 3.141 mm2
Thus the Force required to shear the bolt will be 1508 Newton = 153 kg per bolt...
However for a 1mm bolt it will be 38kg per bolt.
Further, if you get a grade 4.8 bolt it would be 19kg per 1mm bolt... and 77kg per 2mm bolt.
I would say drill a new hole, thread it and put on a 1mm bolt on a side. This will be strong enough to keep the stuff from moving and still break in an accident...
If my brain did not freeze over...
Ford Wildtrak 4x4
Disclaimer: The views expressed by me in the above thread and replies are based on my personal experience and perceptions, which may be subjected to change from time to time.
ORRA Call Sign B165