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Old 09-15-2004, 02:21 PM   #15
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Chuck,
I looked at the hole in my bellypan that is seen from the bumper box inside and decided to place an separate sheet of aluminum there with a bunch of rivets. Thinking that will take care of the issue of the thing falling apart somewhere like yours did. The new bellpan won't have to extend as far either.
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:33 PM   #16
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I'll eventually do the same. I had the same trouble described earlier in the thread, though, and when I took the pan down (partially...from the bumper to the axles) this spring to inspect the framework, I didn't put it back up w/ rivets, figuring I'd be going back in there in the not too distant future. problem is, it isn't just the holes in the pan that have elongated; the holes in the frame had, too, so the screws didnt' really hold as well as was needed. What I eventually did was buy some SS hex-head self-tapping drill-point #8 screws, and drove them through the pan and frame into their own, brand new, ROUND, perfectly sized holes. So, the pan will look like swiss cheese...but it isn't coming down until I take it down.
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:27 PM   #17
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Wrong brand of duct tape

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I tried duct tape, but it didn't stick to the insulation. It also tends to flap in the wind at speeds above 50mph.

Mark, should have bought the 200mph tape.

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Old 09-15-2004, 03:32 PM   #18
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What I eventually did was buy some SS hex-head self-tapping drill-point #8 screws, and drove them through the pan and frame into their own, brand new, ROUND, perfectly sized holes. So, the pan will look like swiss cheese...but it isn't coming down until I take it down.
I think you could also use 3/4" hex head, zinc plated, self tapping, drill-point siding screws. They have the rubber/steel washers already in place, and I think the zinc plating would be good for preventing corrosion.
I bought these for holding down the floor channel at the corners. I don't know if I will use these for the belly pan because they tend to stick out about 1/4"
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Mark, should have bought the 200mph tape.

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I wanted to, but they didn't have it in the 24" wide rolls.

http://www.duckproducts.com/products...bid=1&plid=569
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Old 09-15-2004, 03:58 PM   #20
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Do you want a perminent repair ? then do as I wrote. Duct tape is for Idiots. Would you repair a flat tire with it ?

Screw are difficult and much work to apply. Firstly YOU MUST APPLY THE WASHERS WITH THE RUBBER AND POP RIVETS.

It takes 1 10th the time and holds better.

You don't need any other advice. But do as you like. you will learn.

Take it form one who has worked on Trailers for 29 years.

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Sheesh! The Duct tape was a joke! The question about screws was serious, and I don't think either post warrants such an attitude. What did I do to YOU?

Obviously, I eventually plan to rivit, but self tapping screws are pretty quick if installed with a high speed screw gun, and I may want to take the pan down a few times before I finish this whole thing. I'm not trying to assert that I know more than anyone, since I know less than most about this... THAT is why I asked?!

Anyways... Thanks for what you did tell...
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