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Technical Weld, glue, screw, or other on your hot rod floor panels?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Almostdone, May 6, 2020.

  1. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
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    I’m ‘almost done’ with my ‘31 Model A coupe body. I have reprod ( absolute sheet metal) floor panels in front, under, and behind the seat. My question is how to best connect these panels to the car. I was going to simply stitch weld them to the sub frame, but now I’m thinking it might be nice to be able to remove them in the future.

    They fit well. I will use seam sealer at a minimum.

    Thoughts or suggestions?
     
  2. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    from Oregon

    If you want them to be removable then all you can do is screw, bolt or use Dzus fasteners . You could Velcro them in but I don’t think you would want that.:D
     
  3. anthony myrick
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    Floating Nut Plate M6 6mm Rivet.jpg
    I have used these, they rivet in and come in several sizes
    its called a floating anchor nut
     
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  4. error404
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    I used similar ones that were weld on, (cage nuts) for access panels in the floor of my Willys. I'm a big fan of leaving access where ever possible, makes your life a lot easier in the future when everything is all together and you need to get at something.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/90955a112

    you can probably find them cheaper than McMaster though.
     

  5. anthony myrick
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    same here on the weld on
    these come in smaller sizes, even for machine screws
    makes a neat way to fasten small items
     
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  6. dartracer
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    Mine is welded in with a removable panel for the trans.
     
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  7. 265 X 0.125
    Joined: Mar 23, 2020
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    265 X 0.125

    I'll be darned. That's exactly what I've been looking for (to replace rusted off "boxed in nuts" on a mid 60's car). Didn't know they existed. Thanks!
     
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  8. anthony myrick
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    weld on style
    cage nut.jpg
     
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  9. Almostdone
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    Thanks folks. Weld-in floating anchor nuts it is.
     
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  10. anthony myrick
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    I bought my last ones from Fastenall.
     
  11. Rickey Joy
    Joined: Apr 24, 2020
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    Rickey Joy

    They are used in airplanes to hold inspection panals on

    Sent from my moto e5 go using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  12. anthony myrick
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    We got ours from Aircraft Spruce
    They look great with brass flush squeeze rivets.
     

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