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Old 08 June 2016, 01:01   #1
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How to attach D rings to my alum floor?

This was mentioned in another thread of mine as my Bombard Typhoon doesn't come with all frills or thrills. No Bow bag and no way to attach items to the floor.

So i purchased 6 of these:

http://www.amazon.com/CURT-83732-Dri...ainless+d+ring

I liked these as they would stay mostly flat when not in use. Someone mentioned eye hooks, but i'd be afraid i'd get caught up on them or when I stored the floor they wouldn't sit very flat. However, I'm useless when it comes to working with aluminum.

I'm not sure if a flat screw from the bottom up with a nut on top would work best? I'm concerned about marring or putting a hole in the bottom floor as well. So whats the best option or what do folks do around here? Thanks!
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Isn't the floor a double skin? Easiest and neatest solution would be simple pop rivets - neat, quick and plenty strong enough.
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Blind rivets, or you could do a pan-head machine screw with the nut on top.
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Old 08 June 2016, 09:29   #4
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I'd put some kind of isolation between the ally floor & the stainless fitting, otherwise you'll get electrolytic corrosion & a hole in your floor. The fixings will corrode & fail at the worst possible moment.


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Isn't the floor a double skin? Easiest and neatest solution would be simple pop rivets - neat, quick and plenty strong enough.
They'd have to be either stainless or aluminum (the standard steel won't last more than a month or two.) Stainless causes problems with corrosion; aluminum isn't very strong (I put some footman loops in to hold a fuel tank strap - had to replace them every season.)

I'd go with Office's suggestion of bolting. Along with a backer plate if you expect to load them heavily.

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You can buy aluminium well nuts there is another name which pikey Dave knows also a rubber one which has a brass nut in it pulls up and swells they use them a lot on motorbike fairings with SS bolt and nylon washer so isolated with rubber and nylon

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Woa, information overload.

I don't have access to a rivet machine, so why I was suggesting that I drill and attached with a bolt and nut. What type of islotation backing should I get? Rubber? Nylon? And this backing should be on the bottom side of the floors, yes?
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these are what I've used you drill the hole through the top of the deck[first layer] to the size of the stem in my case 10 mm push the nut into the hole the lip prevents it going through and also an insulator from the aluminium you can put some more insulation in if you require say a piece of old Tyre inner tube silicon grease your bolt to prevent it corroding in the nut for easy removal i bought mine with Allen key bolts but you can use any.

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