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Fixing the pull straps once and for all
« on: August 14 2016, 03:38:53 PM »
Here's something I did a few years ago that worked out well.  Made the pull straps useful

The problem is that the pull straps are attached with a sheet metal screw right into the upper door bar.   If you use them the sheet metal gives and the screw comes loose.

There is a solution.  Takes a little work and a nutsert kit.

Nutsert is like a pop rivet that expands in place and gives a solid threaded surface.

Drill the holes out, the hole size is whatever is recommended by the nutsert you're using.  Doni't go bigger

Pop the nutsert in the hole and lock it down.  Give it a light smack with a ball peen hammer to set the kurls and the thread a bolt into the nutsert to seat the threads firmly

Finish off with a bolt

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Re: Fixing the pull straps once and for all
« Reply #1 on: August 14 2016, 03:58:43 PM »
That'll keep em in there

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Re: Fixing the pull straps once and for all
« Reply #2 on: August 14 2016, 08:25:04 PM »
Nice fix!

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Re: Fixing the pull straps once and for all
« Reply #4 on: August 15 2016, 01:52:43 AM »
You can also install the plastic things that accept license plate screws if you don't want to buy the riv tool for one use.
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