After two LBS's, a blowtorch and a tyre shops impact driver I finally have my bottom bracket out. It an aluminium frame if that makes a difference.
On the drive side some of the thread is gone, although not so much that the socket can freely be pushed in.
Would I need to move to a threadless bb or could I force the drive side in to retread/lock into remaining threads?
Picture of the drive side: https://ibb.co/6WJN24P
Also, this is a 68x127.5 bb. Would a 68x127 work? If I have to go threadless, the yst 127mm is far cheaper and more available. I just don't know if enough thread is "gone" for it to fit in. Also the non drive side is almost fine.
I should add that sending the frame to a specialist retapping shop would simply not be worth it for this bike!
EDIT: The bike is an old Dawes 401 with a rockshox gps fork that has failed but functions as a solid fork now. This bike also requires new cables and perhaps new shifters. I know it would probably be better to just switch to a new bike but I feel it would be a big waste to scrap this.