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Post by manny » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:46 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:13 pm
manny wrote:
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so on that premise - any sticky backed vinyl will do too?
Not messy celery. Try it with acetone first.
ha ..i had to read that twice :D

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Post by scimjim » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:46 pm

Self-tappers with u-clips is fine for something that’s rarely removed IMO.

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Post by chrisgallacher » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:55 pm

Sabreite wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:34 pm
If you have the original floor, it will be plywood covered in a layer of fibreglass as all Sabre Sixes, Sabre fours just had plain plywood floors. Fixing with self tappers was the original way of fixing the tunnel to the floor.

Yep, it's how Reliant did it. Low tech and as Andy says above it's pretty rubbish as the self tappers just chew the holes out once you've removed & replaced the transmission tunnel a few times as no doubt you've discovered. Personally I would just re-drill some new holes in the transmission tunnel flange an inch or two away from the old ones and start again with new self-tappers. Equally low-tech but it will probably last a further 20 years.

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Post by Old and Slow » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:17 am

I agree with Jim, but as the "U" clips can't possibly go around the 3/4" thick floorboards (!) I'll resort to Chris's suggestion - using SS self-tappers into new holes. Thanks for all the contributions.
BTW, here's a tip you might not already know of:
When screwing self-tappers back into previously used holes, if you wind the screw backwards you'll feel the screw "fall off" the previously cut thread. IF you now screw in, you should find it follows the earlier thread and not cut a new thread. Works very well when re-assembling plastic housings. (Perhaps I should have put this in the "Tip of the Day" thread!)

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