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xtnkshun
10-13-2012, 10:37 PM
Getting ready for my winter projects and fixing loose side rails was on the list. This is how the PO upholstery shop attached them. I'm guessing this is not OEM!!! Luckily it's not permanent silicone and should come off pretty easy.

mikeg205
10-14-2012, 12:54 AM
riser looks nice and clean... :)

xtnkshun
10-14-2012, 02:34 AM
riser looks nice and clean... :)

HA. Yeah. The upholstery guy didn't touch those. Anybody out there know how they are supposed to be attached. I assume its with the snap-head screws. I see screw holes in the fiberglass. Where mollies used?

bturner2
10-14-2012, 08:23 AM
They used to use a lot of those Christmas tree fasteners to hold on panels.....

http://www.miamiskinautiques.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1673_deck&Click=1771&gclid=CIbknt-xgLMCFYw-MgodjRQAEw

Cloaked
10-14-2012, 10:08 AM
I have used drywall anchor inserts or similar as a base, available at local home improvement store. OEM had screws with a grommet under the screw head and a snap-on button cover to cover the screw head.


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mikeg205
10-14-2012, 01:14 PM
My are attached with a screw and washers a two nuts.. second nut used as jam nut. What do call those side panels again?

tph
10-15-2012, 02:50 AM
My are attached with a screw and washers a two nuts.. second nut used as jam nut. What do call those side panels again?
I think they are called comming pads.

mikeg205
10-15-2012, 08:19 AM
I think they are called comming pads.

Thanks...just could not think of it...

mayo93prostar
10-15-2012, 09:13 AM
I think it is spelled "combing" pads. I also believe most of them were installed with bolts hidden under the vinyl material with nuts on the back side. the bolts were some type like carriage bolts but with barbs to hold into the wood to keep from spinning.

Miss Rita
10-16-2012, 12:17 AM
They're "coaming" pads, and they're held in place with stainless T-nuts. Been there, done that when I replaced my coaming pads a couple of years ago.