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Old 27-12-2017, 09:12 PM   #1
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I'm after some simple weld-in threaded plugs (to bolt a beach buggy tub down) and was wondering if anyone on here could do it for me?

I've done a highly technical drawing, but basicly I need top hat shaped plugs to weld into 30mm box section, with an M8 threaded blind hole in them, as per the picture below (hope it makes sense)



I would need 16 of them and of course will pay

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Have you looked at M8 Rivnuts on eBay? Similar but not blind.
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Have you looked at M8 Rivnuts on eBay? Similar but not blind.
I used the aluminium ones a lot on the Mini but they woudn't be up to the job, how strong and easy to use are the steel ones?

I may have another plan now
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You'd probably need to run a tap down them once welded
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Check these out:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F263105730877
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brilliant, thats exactly what I was thinkig!!

My plans have changed slightly though, I'm now thinking of getting flat plates laser cut to the floorpan edge profile with bolt holes, then tap the holes to suit. I can then weld these directly to the floorpan. I know the place I've used before can do 15mm plate, I reckon that would be plenty strong enough,

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15 mm plate?
Are you going mine sweeping with it?
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15 mm plate?
Are you going mine sweeping with it?


just thinking I need plenty of depth if I'm tapping a thread into it
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Iíve had stuff laser cut in 15mm and itís super thick and heavy. Get most stuff, like skidplates, bag mounts etc done in 6mm and that seems over engineered for most applications.
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Am I missing something? OD of the head, OD of the plug shaft?
Also, in your drawing, it looks like the plug will sit on the inside face of the box section? If this is the case, wouldn't the plug length need to be 27.5mm considering the thickness of the metal and 25mm ID?
I work at a machining training centre and although not a turner myself, have all the equipment and trainers/students at hand who could probably do this.
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