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Old 04-23-2013, 06:08 PM   #61
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I just painted set #1. Hate those drying times. LOL

Going to completely install the first set, and see what I learn in the process.

I am changing out the upper mounting bolt to one with a shank to reduce the threads wearing on the pivoting mount.

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Don't think the threads would wear the mount, but I do understand the concern. Thought of using longer bolts, but didn't want to have to cut all the bolts off to get rid of the extra threads.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:18 PM   #62
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An appropriate sized shank bolt is a good idea tho !
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #63
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An appropriate sized shank bolt is a good idea tho !
Hard to find, if at all, in stainless and wouldn't want to use anything but stainless..
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:26 PM   #64
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Hard to find, if at all, in stainless and wouldn't want to use anything but stainless..
Boat loads at ace hardware, as I got some today phor a project and in ss !
And they were Allen head to.
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I think you should still make the top brackets... How hard could that be. The rest do the pieces can be had commercially, like I did. The top brackets are the key... AND THEY LOOK COOL.
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Hard to find, if at all, in stainless and wouldn't want to use anything but stainless..
Do a search and Find your local "Fastenal Company"... If its a stainless shoulder bolt your looking for... Or anything else that's a fastener, if its made, they have it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:26 AM   #67
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I just painted set #1. Hate those drying times. LOL

Going to completely install the first set, and see what I learn in the process.

I am changing out the upper mounting bolt to one with a shank to reduce the threads wearing on the pivoting mount.

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Bronze shoulder bushings would also reduce the wear on the shanks. These are awning tie down poles and as designed will outlast the awning and probably the trailer. Whomever wants to re-design and manufacture them, have fun!
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This might be a little "over the top" for tie down ropes...

2 - Pk. Of Glow - In - The - Dark Ropes - 1177161, Ropes at Sportsman's Guide
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:31 AM   #69
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I think you should still make the top brackets... How hard could that be. The rest do the pieces can be had commercially, like I did. The top brackets are the key... AND THEY LOOK COOL.
That's the most labor intensive task in the whole project. Layout, drill, cut out, file, form and bead blast. If I had a powered hyd. press, cutout dies, etc. it would be easy, but I only have a small garage with hand tools, not a complete machine shop with manufacturing equipment.
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This might be a little "over the top" for tie down ropes...

2 - Pk. Of Glow - In - The - Dark Ropes - 1177161, Ropes at Sportsman's Guide
Like it Herk! Helps if you just look where you're going too!
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