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Old 03-14-2015, 08:29 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by JRF0st3r View Post
This is how I secured a Fantastic Vent but I respect other opinions more than my own. Since self tapping screws seemed inconsistent with AS construction and rivets lack control over tightness, I chose #8 machine screws with lock nuts. Also added flat stock aluminum fore and aft to stiffen the skin. See photo.

I like the flat stock backing. Great idea!

I still like SS screws over machine screws with lock nuts, because in the future, that fan can and will fail.
Replacing a fan with screws, simple.
Replacing a fan with machine screws and lock nuts, not so simple.
Just sayin.


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Old 07-06-2015, 09:11 AM   #16
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I have ordered the Vulkem. What length for the Stainless Steel Screws? I guess I need to know the depth of the space from my aluminum outer body and the interior on my '69 Sovereign. This would be to replace the damaged Refrigerator vent cover.
Thanks, Bill

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