Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #15
3 Rivet Member
larry b's Avatar
1975 31' Sovereign
howell , Michigan
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 150
Originally Posted by Mixter View Post
Did you use just 90 degree angle? 2"x2"? I had a 4" piece bent to 100 degrees creating 2"x2".... havent tested yet. I have the same concerns with dissimilar metal issues, but been wondering if the 1/8" thick material would cause any issues, if the angle is right, and if aluminum is strong enough to function as a "hold down" plate.

Good to hear it worked out!
Yes i used a piece of 90 degree with no issues. I forget the actual but it was a standard size and was the same over all size of the steel but it was thicker. I have attached some pictures.

Click image for larger version

Name:	angle.JPG
Views:	128
Size:	78.9 KB
ID:	181643

Click image for larger version

Name:	angle1.JPG
Views:	122
Size:	83.1 KB
ID:	181644

Click image for larger version

Name:	back.JPG
Views:	123
Size:	91.4 KB
ID:	181645

larry b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:52 AM   #16
Rivet Master
Belegedhel's Avatar
1973 21' Globetrotter
Houston , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,265
Well, to follow up on the original post, I finally decided to use the original plate, hit it with some POR-15, welded a "block" under it so that it could sit firmly on the rear cross member, and installed it behind my new rear panel. So I left the project incomplete until this last weekend, when I had a riveting assistant handy, and I was going around bucking in rivets. I drilled through the original holes in the hold down plate from the inside, and having made half a dozen holes in my fresh new rear panel, came to a gut-turning realization. The holes in the hold down plate are about 3/4" higher than the old holes in the U-channel, and thus the rivets will be visible above the trim when it is back in place.

Well, no big deal, I'll add another row of offset rivets to go through the skin, the plate, and the U channel beneath the trim, but the burning question in my mind is where did the original hold don plate mount? Could have sworn that it was on top of the plywood, but with this misalignment of holes, it seems apparent that it must have been underneath.

Belegedhel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:55 AM   #17
Rivet Master
Mixter's Avatar
1976 27' Overlander
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 796
Yeah- mine was under.

Mixter is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.