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bolting to the floor

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TXsizeK5, Jun 30, 2003.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Do you need nuts if you want to bolt a chair/roll bar/roll cage into the floor??? I've never done it and im just wondeirng, but all the seats have their own welded in nuts at the bottom right?

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    No one knows?
     
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    i don't know much about this, but i do know that you need to put a plate on the under side of the body, then put the nut on. this will keep the nut from tearing through the sheet metal.
     
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    that's exactly what stacy said on trucks yesterday. don't bolt it to the frame , bolt it to the body. with a plate under it,(the body that is). he said that if you bolt it to the frame and flex it with a 5 point harness you might get pinched. i'm sure flexing could cause other damadge as well. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    K thats what I was thinking... thanks for clarrifying
     
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    If you are bolting in a roll cage and plan on using it I would suggest supports coming off the frame to the mount points then the roll bar mounted to these supports with body bushings. You will still get the flex without the worry of the roll bar punching through the floor on a bad roll.
     
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    well I dont plan on rolling (well i guess no one does), as I only do mud and trails. I just want something for rear passengers to hold on to, and for a "little" added protection, as im getting one for really cheap that a buddy of mine built that he used on a ramcharger chop top, but hes going ot make a tube body
     
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    well I dont plan on rolling (well i guess no one does),

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    i do.
    but a nice slow in the sand roll.
    just so i know my stuff works.
    Grant
     

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