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Interior fittings - upgrades?

PostPost by: Iyarno » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:58 pm

I'm the process of replacing all the felt and carpet in my +2. I'm about half way through, and it's dawned on me that there must be a better, more reliable way of securing the rear seats and tunnel to the GRP than self-tapping blocks of wood into GRP (which I assume is how it was done originally?).

So far, I've simply replaced the wooden blocks with new ones, but has anyone else got any better ideas? I figured that bobbins could be set into the GRP to give a more secure metal thread like the kind found for the spare wheel.

I'd welcome any thoughts, ideas, experiences on this.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:01 am

I used captive nuts set into thr grp,m6 as used in data rack construction...
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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:46 pm

Is this something that changed at some point? My '70 has no wood blocks, just pointy screws into the GRP.
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:14 pm

Yeah, I think my '70 Plus 2S is just screws into grp, too.

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