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Old 04-18-2012, 07:42 PM
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Default baggage area tie downs

Has anyone installed tie downs in the baggage area? If so, what type of connectors and where were they installed.

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Old 04-18-2012, 08:01 PM
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Has anyone installed tie downs in the baggage area? If so, what type of connectors and where were they installed.

Thanks,

Gary
I used aluminum angle to make tiedowns that were riveted to the baggage floor/ribs:



Slits were cut in the carpet so the "ears" protrude and I can hook bungees to them.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:12 PM
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Default My tie-downs

Check my blog entrty at: http://www.mykitlog.com/users/displa...=130232&row=19

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:02 PM
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just buy some eye bolts and install a few platenuts here and there for them.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:36 AM
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Talking I used..

the ones Vans sells. They are easy to install and they allow you to remove the ring assembly if you need to. They are also sturdy enough to tie up any loose ship you might come across!

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Old 04-19-2012, 08:34 AM
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Lots of choices, but I think I like the ones Sam made best of all for my use.
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:41 AM
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Thanks everyone. Appreciate the input.

Gary
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:11 AM
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the ones Vans sells. They are easy to install and they allow you to remove the ring assembly if you need to. They are also sturdy enough to tie up any loose ship you might come across!

Cheers

Jim
How are these installed after the baggage area is sealed up?

I see them here: http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/...oduct=tie-down

with bolts and nyloc nuts... but where would you be able to bolt these? I saw a mention of rivnuts on some other thread. Is this the way to go?
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:33 AM
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I put some in a while back. http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...=64145&page=24 Posts 238 and 239. Lots of options as others have suggested.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:00 AM
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I fabricated brackets from scrap aluminum a few years ago and ordered some straps/plastic buckle from Amazon. Added some plastic scrap to them as well so that the aluminum edge wouldn't wear on the strap.


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