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Old 11-08-2017, 01:16 PM
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Default Drilling out rear window tapped threads

There is a thread in the RV-12 area about how the rear window threaded holes should be drilled out #27 before final installation and that this also applies to the RV-14. I checked directly with Vans and yes on P38-03 step 8 ALL holes in the rear window get final drilled to #27 including those that were tapped during the preliminary attachment to the roll bar. I know this was not clearly understood by myself and a couple of other builders that I keep in touch with.
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:24 PM
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Thanks Chris I've been procrastinating about this myself. I have been struggling with a decision on whether to do as instructed or attach with sika along the roll bar. I'll probably do the latter but haven't finally decided.
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:39 PM
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Salto:

If you need any encouragement to undertake Sikaflex, here is a shot of the finished product. The “targa” stripe is a really nice look IMHO (although I suppose it could be achieved with a screw installation as well).
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:40 PM
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Looks good Keith, did you sika the side rails also? Can't quite tell from the photo.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:25 AM
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Salto - yes, Sikaflex all the way around without a single hole drilled in the canopy. (I have a detailed protocol and many pics, though not a full blog, if you would like some experience. I got all my planning from two online blogs - an RV-7 and an RV-9). I feel this is one of the best upgrades I did on the plans, though certainly the most challenging).
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:08 PM
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Would love to see how you did that Keith.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:22 AM
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Try this thread for a description. PM me if you would like more.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...light=Sikaflex
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:55 PM
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Thanks for sharing the information Keith, I think I'll give it a go.
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:26 PM
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Thanks Keith.
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