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Old 11-17-2006, 01:18 PM   #15
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Those fasteners, in time, come loose because of vibration during normal towing.

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How about molly's , they seem very similar to olymic rivets in the way they function?

Got any other suggestions to solve this problem?
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Old 11-17-2006, 01:32 PM   #16
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How about molly's , they seem very similar to olymic rivets in the way they function?

Got any other suggestions to solve this problem?
Use screws, pop rivets or olympic rivets.

Molly's come loose. Same with drive rivets.

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Old 11-17-2006, 01:47 PM   #17
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Where can i find rivets with a 1" grip range ?
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:37 PM   #18
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The .65" rivets I sent match those used by the factory to secure the couch to the wall. I'd say maybe eight (8) rivets in total.

the trick is to use bar or angle stock as a "nailer" (or screwer in your case)...attach it to the wall using these mondo rivets and then secure the cabinet to the bar or angle.

The best way is through the bar stock or angle and into the wood (not the other way around) but in your case you might have to consider sheet metal screws through the wood and into the metal. Perhaps even really thick metal and a tapped thread to access a machine screw with some lock tite and lock washers on it.
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:53 PM   #19
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Where can i find rivets with a 1" grip range ?

Depending on the diameter you need, McMaster-Carr has them.

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Old 11-17-2006, 03:50 PM   #20
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The .65" rivets I sent match those used by the factory to secure the couch to the wall. I'd say maybe eight (8) rivets in total.

the trick is to use bar or angle stock as a "nailer" (or screwer in your case)...attach it to the wall using these mondo rivets and then secure the cabinet to the bar or angle.

The best way is through the bar stock or angle and into the wood (not the other way around) but in your case you might have to consider sheet metal screws through the wood and into the metal. Perhaps even really thick metal and a tapped thread to access a machine screw with some lock tite and lock washers on it.
If I understand it the purpose of the 'nailer' is to distribute the load over several rivets - am I correct?

If so, I should be able to put at least four rivets through the cabinet into the inner skin - if i can get rivets with an adequate grip range.

Woud 4 rivets be enough if I can get them in?
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Old 11-17-2006, 05:11 PM   #21
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You can use mollys, just use Loctite on the threads, if they come loose I would be very suprised

They are very much like the rivet.
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Old 12-16-2006, 02:34 PM   #22
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Well, it's installed

I attached some bar stock to the wall using several large head rivets provided by member swebster, then used a couple of long rivets obtained from the source mentioned by Inland Andy to go through the cleat in the cabinet, into the bar stock and wall. I am confident that its going to stay put.

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nice job...nice interior too!
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