My understanding is that the boards are epoxied and bolted in place. Bolts are probably more of a backup safety feature if the epoxy should give way...which I would think is unlikely.
What I remember from the early Slingshot website, they offered a respray only option. The board replacement required a respray automatically.
Not surprising since I'm sure they'd have to use a lot of heat to get that board out...paint would be a loss.
i am able to get these out with low heat and tons of elbow
Scott Q's re-fabs are a less expensive and you get paint. Apparently extra boards as well. He is either giving this away or has better resources, either way i am glad he was able to help. We are not doing paint as we Cannot.
We offer board replacement and cable if necessary. Its $250 US. You pay Shipping. let the price bashing ensue but this is our offer and i challenge people to find a company willing to step up and work with a 10 plus year old product.
Besides we are very busy selling our "souless Chinese piles".
The newer bikes are outsourced but feature newer easy to replace boards that increase the torsional stiffness.
I am glad to find and meet the retro Slingshot crowd. if any one is interested we have a ton of old Slingshots, all tend to be the 650 variety, one inch steerer.
pm me or jason at slingshotbikes dot com