need advice on lo-trs 1 stud repair
I have an old '92 EX-350 w/ the lo-trs1 and the crappy laminate 'particle board' basswood body. I recently tried to swap out the lo-trs1 with a floyd rose special since the lo-trs1 was damaged. Upon trying to install the floyd, i found out that one of the tremolo stud holes was damaged. The stud was leaning forward and the wood on the underside (in the trem cavity) was starting to crack in the same spot as where the stud hole was located.
I took everything apart, and when I did, the 'bad' trem stud fell right out, and the cracked section of wood on the underside basically broke off as well. so now there's a tunnel from the trem cavity through to the damaged stud hole.
pics of the damage can be seen here:
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I read elsewhere on the forum that normally you'd just drill out the hole, install a piece of 'hardwood dowel', and re-drill the stud holes. However, in this case, Im not sure what to do, since Im worried that the thin section of wood between the trem cavity and where the dowel will go is going to be too weak to hold the dowel in place (i.e., the forward-pull on the dowel from the string tension & trem dives might also cause it to 'break through' the backside into the trem cavity, since the section of wood that should hold it back is weak,thin, & crappy).
So, basically, my question is: what would be the best way to go about trying to repair that stud hole? use the dowel method, or try something else? any advice would be appreciated...also, please keep in mind that im a 'noob' at this type of 'woodworking' guitar repairs, so please keep it simple & easy to follow.