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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

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    quite possibly, my man.
    i think so ......was it cold and windy at Knockhill by the way?
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

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    Are you sure there is enough flex in this piece of metal to justify the move from aluminium to steel? I'm in the middle of my materials engineering revision, and I really can't see the necessity of an upgrade to steel, it's hardly a load bearing part.

    Was the aluminium particularly low grade or something?
    I can get hold of Stainless much easier, apart from that if I made them from Ali the price wouldn't change.

    The reason I went with machine screws - the floor seem to be made up of either thick steel or double thinkness, self tappers are designed for thin material's where a tapped thread is inappropriate. I found this out when I tried to use self tappers in a similar area on the floor. I could have used large diameter self tappers (bigger thread pitch) but this would be overkill.
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

    Are these ready Dave, if so, I'll take one, no tap required :wink:

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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boost monkey
    quite possibly, my man.
    i think so ......was it cold and windy at Knockhill by the way?
    Yes BOTH! I had 5 layers on most days.

    @Dave16v, if you view my cutting up of the Corrado pictures, you can see EXACTLY what kind of metal thickness the tranny tunnel is made up from as I cut through there to quarter the floorpan.

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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

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    Quote Originally Posted by "boost monkey":31e97s1w
    quite possibly, my man.
    i think so ......was it cold and windy at Knockhill by the way?
    @Dave16v, if you view my cutting up of the Corrado pictures, you can see EXACTLY what kind of metal thickness the tranny tunnel is made up from as I cut through there to quarter the floorpan.

    hth,
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

    It's in my project thread...give me a mo...

    Looks like a single skin to me, but it's a few mm thick IIRC:




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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

    Thanks monkey,

    For easier installation I'm going to go for self tappers but I'll need to do some tryouts so these won't be ready till next week.

    Thanks
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

    I've just got back in from trying out different self tappers, the bad news is the Corrado floor is just too thick for self tappers, the threads just strip no matter what whole size I drill or what screw size I use.

    So it's back to Tapping the hole I'm afraid. I'll look into the costs of supplying the correct drill bit and Tap for the job.
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

    Quote Originally Posted by daves16v
    I've just got back in from trying out different self tappers, the bad news is the Corrado floor is just too thick for self tappers, the threads just strip no matter what whole size I drill or what screw size I use.

    So it's back to Tapping the hole I'm afraid. I'll look into the costs of supplying the correct drill bit and Tap for the job.
    Good stuff mate, I'll have a set anyway
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

    Good fix. I'll probably try and rig one of these up when I go home from school for the summer.
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