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Old 06-15-2018, 05:03 PM
DaveO DaveO is offline
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I like what you did, had I not already built mine and had seen your earlier I might have done something like yours.

I can tell it would be extra work.

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Old 06-17-2018, 11:21 AM
BillL BillL is offline
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Default I followed this technique.

Originally Posted by vlittle View Post
Scroll down here 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.

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