Originally Posted by vlittle
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to see what I did. A lot of work.
I used some #6 aluminum stand offs, a stainless stud into a nutplate, then a CS screw on the plate itself. Yes, quite a bit of work to get the plate fitted and flush, but looks great afterward. Use 3/32" CS pull rivets for the nut plates, easier.
Out of concern for safety I did a lot of testing on the fasteners. Did you know that a nut plate/stainless all thread/aluminum standoff can take 50 in-lb before it plateaus? And the flat head screw plateau is at about 30 in-lb - ? I used blue loctite and torqued to 12 in-lb.