Originally Posted by Raymo
I used pieces of PVC tubing, cut about 1/4" wide for spacers. These are about 1/8" thick. Clamp them in place starting at the front and aft middle of the frame. You'll skip the shimmed area when applying the first round of Sika. Once cured, pull the shims and apply the activator/primer/sika to the small shim areas to close them out.
I opted to use a hybrid method for the side skirts; sealing with Sika but attaching with screws. Very happy with the results.
I have a Word doc (can be PDF) I can send that may help. PM with your email address and I'll send it. It is a compilation of a couple other build sites, along with my own pictures and notes.
PM sent. Thanks Ray
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