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Hi all,

I am missing some of hte inserts in the body, that holds the undertray.

I saw some smart "winged" kind of sertnuts somewhere, but cannot find them again; see Picture.

The idea is, I think, to add a bit of glassfiber and then screw in the insert, let it cure, and then one can fixate the undertray as per normal.

I believe they are recieving 5mm bolts.

 

Could anyone please point to where I can get them?

 

Kind regards,

Jacques.

 

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Right, I've finally found some that looks like it.

 

They are called screw in headed Wood insert in size M6 * 13mm. They also come in a slightly different version in stainles.

I'll take a Photo and post it, once bought and installed, and tell if it Works.

 

Cheers,

Jacques.

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Ah yes, but they Rattle themselves Loose and fall out. That is why I got the problem in the first place. So, I was thinking to install some retainers that will hold themselves better, as well as holding the standard bolt from beneath the undertray.

I'll post that when it's done.

 

Cheers,

Jacques.

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Another thing that is important is to use anti-seize on the bolts.  A stuck fixing will twist the anchor.

 

I had one or two loose anchors from corrosion...now secured with epoxy. No issues in 18 years. :unworthy:

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Do you know where I can get the metal strip that goes at the front of the undertray on the body? mine is rusty and falling apart.

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Hi Chris,

I'm afraid not, and I need one too ;) If I find out, I'll give you a shout. Maybe you'll do the same.

And if i find a new, or talk someone to make me one, I'll galvanize it and powdercoat it afterwards.

 

Cheers,

Jacques.

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Nothing there. Would interfere with the air flow. 

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