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Old 08-23-2010, 10:01 PM   #1
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Zip Dee Awning stripped screw holes.....

I have a 71 Sovereign with a Zip Dee Awning. The rear lower brace is only being held on by one screw. I have attempted to replace the two stripped out screws with larger ones and they too have stripped out. Any ides on how to secure these?

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Old 08-23-2010, 11:01 PM   #2
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I have a 71 Sovereign with a Zip Dee Awning. The rear lower brace is only being held on by one screw. I have attempted to replace the two stripped out screws with larger ones and they too have stripped out. Any ides on how to secure these?

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Those brackets are supposed to be riveted in, with 3/16 inch rivets.

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Old 08-24-2010, 04:38 AM   #3
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Our bracket was also held in place by 2 #12 stainless screws on the rib and a rivet on the skin. The rivet was pulled loose at one time. Not the ideal solution but I replaced the rivet with one of these and drew it down with the screw that came with it. Then backed the screw out and replaced it with a stainless screw and washer. It tamped down tight and has held well.

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Rivet a plate to the skin and then rivet the hinge to the plate.
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