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    Default Re: Finding a bolt.....

    Depending on clearance, a swivel eye bolt might do the trick.

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    Default Re: Finding a bolt.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Car View Post
    Depending on clearance, a swivel eye bolt might do the trick.
    You can get them from UKIP

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    Default Re: Finding a bolt.....

    Thinking slightly out the box, do you have a roof access ladder on the rear doors? If not, would fitting on and then a simple webbing loop and carabina to fix the hammock to? Ladder link

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    Oh, bugger - yes you're right, that would kybosh the idea quite magnificently. Doh!

    Will have to do some checking to see just how much room I've got to play with.
    Hence my suggestion for drilling a tapping the bolt. Easily fitted and removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Hence my suggestion for drilling a tapping the bolt. Easily fitted and removed.

    Will think about that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfish View Post
    Thinking slightly out the box, do you have a roof access ladder on the rear doors? If not, would fitting on and then a simple webbing loop and carabina to fix the hammock to? Ladder link

    We don't, no. bit of an expensive solution, but likely doable.

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    Default Re: Finding a bolt.....

    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    See that bolded bit^ I managed to find all that by measuring it with a thread gauge and dial calipers. And I didn't even have to go to university to have to learn how. I could have done it by eye but wanted to be certain.

    AFAICT vehicle manufacturers have a spread sheet of all the possible combination of fastners, thread size, pitch head type etc, And as a designer specs one he crosses it off and the next chap has to spec a different one.
    There's a rather famous true story about how an airliner lost its windscreen in flight - and nearly it's copilot too! - because the fitter decided to size the bolt by eye rather than looking it up. Although your measurement method is exactly the same as I proposed AFAICT, only you need more specialised tools when using your method

    OEM manufacturers do indeed have a spreadsheet of bolts they can use, all their suppliers have the same sheets too so they're all nicely joined up on supply and demand. Sadly they don't always share it with Joe public

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiceBurner View Post
    Will think about that as well.
    I'll be back on island in a couple of weeks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Dazzle View Post
    There's a rather famous true story about how an airliner lost its windscreen in flight - and nearly it's copilot too! - because the fitter decided to size the bolt by eye rather than looking it up. Although your measurement method is exactly the same as I proposed AFAICT, only you need more specialised tools when using your method

    OEM manufacturers do indeed have a spreadsheet of bolts they can use, all their suppliers have the same sheets too so they're all nicely joined up on supply and demand. Sadly they don't always share it with Joe public

    Good job I just removed a bolt to check, otherwise the door may have fallen off. BAC One-Eleven IIRC. My dad was still working at Negretti and Zambra in Eastleigh when it happened.

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