Idea's for Chequerplate?

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 19:35
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Howdy all,

hows things?

um, looking 2 put some chequerplate on the old Tojo cruiser.

im thinking 2 get it guillotined to size, seems the smarter option - right?

using the old pop rivets works fine doesnt it for attachment? how far b/w holes?

I'd imagine that you also have to seal it well around the edges so that no grime/ potential rust gets in & under- right?

any other ideas?

cheers in advance

rowen

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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 20:21

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 20:21
Rowen,

Sounds a smart way to go in guillotining the edges and file the sharp bits. Don't think it needs really thick stuff eaither. Can use the some of the body adhesive to make sure you seal the edges or the grey plumbers silicone to do the sealing. The distance between the rivets would sepend on stress a bit. If they crack out put in more to follow up.
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Reply By: Member - Foxer - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 20:59

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 20:59
Rowen
I think a couple of editions ago 4wd Monthly had a piece on this subject. Would be worth having a look for it.
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 21:11

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 21:11
Pop rivets are good, you can even get away with gal tech screws. Use an adhesive with a bit of flex too otherwise it will work loose in the end. Also the problem of moisture behind... even by condensation leads to quick rusting, so cut what remains of the metal back and prime and paint before you go on.
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Follow Up By: Slammin - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 23:48

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 23:48
I like the gal tech screws for the main stress points with rivets in between sitting on a nice bead of silicone mainly to stop rattles than to seal but agree with Royce leave breathing vents somwhere.
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Reply By: Graham - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:55

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 18:55
3M make an industrial double sided tape for this purpose, but once the sheet is stuck on you will need a power hammer to get it off.
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