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Old 02-26-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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Elevator bolts

I've gotta ask.are these bolts for leveling the floor where there is a distance between braces?,
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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They're used to hold the plywood subfloor down to the frame and outriggers. They're useful for that because of their wide, flat head, which distributes the point load a little bit and acts as its own washer.

Not sure why they're called elevator bolts.
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What utee94 said.

They are called elevator bolts because of their use in grain elevators. They are usually found next to the plow bolts at Tractor supply and Fastenal.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:29 AM   #4
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Greg,

Do you have a gap between the plywood floor and the frame? Got a picture?

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Yeah there were some frame braces in the rear bathroom that had rusted.i took angle iron and bolted it to the non rusted parts creating a small gap.i figured I could take the bolts and use them as a spacer as well as using them to bolt the floor to the frame.
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How about using fender washers to fill in the gap?
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Chances are really good that you have rusted out bolts too. I was shocked at the residual dimension (what's left) when I cut the bolts out. I'm doing a shell off restoration on a Argosy.
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