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Postby faux40 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:29 pm

I'm pretty sure I used those for seatbelts
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Postby zed » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:33 am

Wow, not much thread surface area or force dissipation surface to prevent the bulkhead metal from ripping. Any suggestions on reinforcing the fastener?
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Postby RiverPatrol » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:06 am

Definitely seat belts.
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Postby jwgreen » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:30 am

You could make a doubler, which would just be another piece of sheet metal either the same thickness or thicker to add around the nut. It would need to be welded to the surrounding sheet metal and the nut. Seeing as how the nut is welded into place I'm not sure of any other option.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:52 pm

zed wrote:Wow, not much thread surface area or force dissipation surface to prevent the bulkhead metal from ripping. Any suggestions on reinforcing the fastener?
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It's actually reinforced there and bolts are welded to the bulkhead, it's not just thin metal thread depth. I've never heard or seen of any ripping the bulkhead out, I don't think it's an issue.
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Postby zed » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:22 pm

As always...the Forum offers good insight!
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Postby Peter60 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:23 pm

What are the little studs called that are used on the body to hold the original soft top? Anyone have a source for them?

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Postby Flaggoni » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:52 am

Google ‘Lift the Dot’
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Postby RiverPatrol » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:23 am

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Postby faux40 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:30 am

Peter60 wrote:What are the little studs called that are used on the body to hold the original soft top? Anyone have a source for them?

I though Esteban posted something recently but I can't find it.


Flaggoni wrote:Google ‘Lift the Dot’
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I never heard that name! I added it into the parts database so it doesn't get lost
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Postby Peter60 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:20 pm

Thanks all. Lift the Dot. No wonder I couldn't find them!!
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Postby Peter60 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:16 am

Lift the dot. Are they 6, 8 or 10 gauge?
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Postby Flaggoni » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:38 pm

I’m guessing that gauge number is the pin diameter? The pin on my rear seat strap is 4 gauge.
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