Thanks for the quick reply!
I think my text explanation must not have been clear since two parts of the answer didn't match up with what I am seeing.
If the power connection sticks down below the rubber feet you should be able to trim the excess with wire cutters.
This text doesn't match up with the way I put it together. Specifically the power connection is between the pcb and the base in my setup; it is not below the base where the rubber feet are. Hopefully the pictures and questions below will clarify things.
Since the nut between the board and the base is just for spacing you could use a piece of plastic tube that would fit over the bolt and not be threaded
I could probably do this. Can you link a plastic tube that would work? I guess many people have lots of extra parts around, but I only have the parts that I ordered from you. Alternatively if I can clip the power jack post (please confirm below for me), then this should be unnecessary.
or drill out the threads on the nut to allow it to rotate then place the nut on top and screw it on from the bottom.
I couldn't figure this suggestion out. I think we had some miscommunication. I hope the pictures below will make it clear.
Here is a visual walkthrough of what I encountered. I would appreciate it if you could reply to the questions included below.
The instructions show to insert bolts from the bottom:
However, the nut is too close to the power jack and does not have enough room to rotate. It barely has enough room to just fit. I assume this is a problem for everyone who buys the current kit:
So I inverted the bolt. The head does fit next to the power jack. That's good. But two more problems appeared:
1) The bolt extends beyond the rubber feet. Can I cut the bolt with no problem?
2) More importantly, there is a gap you can see in the picture below between the spacer nut and the base board because (at least) one of the power jack posts is too long. Can I trim the soldered tip of the power jack lead with no problem?