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when boxing A frame what did you do for body mount nuts?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bigvinny, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. bigvinny
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    any suggestions captured nut size-types or did you do some thing different- acess holes?
     
  2. RichFox
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    I guess you could weld nuts in the frame before you put on the boxing plates?
     
  3. rustang
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    I made access holes in the boxing plate... enough to get my fingers in and start the bolts and get a wrench in to tighten...
    Tom
     
  4. bigvinny
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    I thought about that but wondering if bolts would need much wiggle room like a captive nut.
     
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  5. bigvinny
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    the access holes with a hole saw would be good
     
  6. BurnoutNova
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    from USA

  7. bobscogin
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    +1. Used a hole saw and put the hole at the top edge of the inboard side.

    Bob
     
  8. merc49
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    i welded a 1/2 in. plate and then drilled and tapped the plate.
     
  9. I have drilled access holes and drilled and tapped the frame in areas that didn't allow holes. HRP
     
  10. Harms Way
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    Use a step drill to chamfer the hole,... use a flange nut and drop it in the hole upside down..... weld it up......

    These guys....
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    Or weld nuts into place before you weld in the boxing plates.....
     
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  11. CRH
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    This thread gives me hope... I thought I might be the only one who excitedly boxed my Model A frame, and then realized I hadn't given much forethought to mounting holes and accessing them!
     
  12. Gloop
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    That's exactly what I did.
     
  13. bigvinny
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    great tips, thanks
     
  14. Roadsterpu
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  15. I just made 6 simple brackets on the inner frame rails. I also used swag bar bushings as body bushings. Kind of hard to see in the pic but it is all I have.

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  16. VonKool13
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    X3.

    Worked great for my RPU. I then poked holes in rubber strips for padding under the body.
     

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