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Old 07-20-2007, 04:38 PM   #1
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wall thickness

I am not with my '65 Globetrotter right now, alas, but would like to buy some screws with which I will hang some windowcoverings. I don't want to drill through to the exterior, thereby forcing me to go out and see how badly it needs polishing. Does anyone know the thickness of the wall (and what type of screws would work best?

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Old 07-20-2007, 04:51 PM   #2
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Hi there, on my flying cloud the walls are 1 1/2" thick. when we hung the window coverings we used rivettes instead of screws. this helped to make sure we didn't go through the other side. we used 5/32 x 1/4. i hope this helps.

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When are screwing into sheet metal, anything longer than two thicknesses is just extra turns with the screwdriver. The answer is simple, buy the shortest ones you can find. They will still be way too long, anyway. Assuming that your window coverings are not over 1/8” thick. If you have something thick, pick screws that are 3/8” longer, max.

Just be careful drilling.

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