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Old 09-24-2019, 06:20 PM   #41
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I rarely use a self taper. On my bus all rivets removed got replaced with like sized #10 panhead Phillips head zinc screws, they do as they were intended. I pre drill all the holes.
I intend to do the same for the exterior. Keeps the OEM look.. however, for interior, self tapping screws have worked like a charm.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:54 PM   #42
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I rarely use a self taper. On my bus all rivets removed got replaced with like sized #10 panhead Phillips head zinc screws, they do as they were intended. I pre drill all the holes.
Thank you! #10 panhead Phillips zinc will approx. match the Thomas screws in and out of the bus.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:55 PM   #43
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I intend to do the same for the exterior. Keeps the OEM look.. however, for interior, self tapping screws have worked like a charm.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:58 PM   #44
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The ZF5 was rated for ~26k lbs. If you can find an S5-47 it has a slightly higher input torque rating and higher 1st-3rd. If you're pairing it behind a 444E that would help a lot.
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Thank you! #10 panhead Phillips zinc will approx. match the Thomas screws in and out of the bus.
Ya, they are the same size as the rivets and there were also these type screws in the body in a number of places, so they don't look out of place when painted to match. I can put a screw in in one second and have literally 100's to do. Rivets would kick my ass.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:17 PM   #45
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