[TR] Bulkhead Sealer Plate Fasteners
tswhitez123 at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 15 06:41:40 MST 2009
There is a sheet metal device known as "Threadserts" you can use to establish
new nuts for the bulkhead plates. Threadserts are aluminum tubes with
thrteads on half of the inside. You place them into a drilled hole and a
little lip at the top end catches the sheet metal. Then you screw a bolt into
them throud an over sized nut and thightem the bolt. That tightening
collapses the thread section into the top of the threadsert and ceases it to
the sheet metal. You can find them at industrial hardware stores and maybe at
local consumer hardware stores.
> Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2009 22:01:56 +0000
> From: terryrs at comcast.net
> To: triumphs at autox.team.net
> Subject: [TR] Bulkhead Sealer Plate Fasteners
> Went to install the bulkhead sealer plates behind the wheels of the TR3A.B
> The body guy must have filledB in any holes, and any cage nuts also long
> I thought I would drill holes through the plates and the lip on the
> where appropriate, but I can't use a regular bolt and nut system because
> there's no room to get behind the plate to put the nut on.B So I wondered
> which alternative type fastener to get.B The butterfly (drywall) type
> have to be small to fit throug the hole.B A sheet metal hex bolt could
> and is where I'm leaning.B Also could get one of those plastic inserts for
> the hole and thread a screw into that to hold the two together.
> Any thoughts?
> Terry Smith, '59 TR3A
> New Hampshire
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