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Old 08-27-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
ChrisEstes
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bonnet mounted spare on Series IIa

Hi All,

I had my bonnet-mounted spare off today to replace the tire. I noticed
that the mounting plate isn't well attached to the bonnet -- about half
the rivets have pulled out of their holes. I was thinking of replacing
them with either stainless or brass screws. Any caveats or alternate
suggestions?

Thanks!

-Chris Estes-

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Old 08-27-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: bonnet mounted spare on Series IIa

"ChrisEstes" <chris.estes@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
>
> I had my bonnet-mounted spare off today to replace the tire. I noticed
> that the mounting plate isn't well attached to the bonnet -- about half
> the rivets have pulled out of their holes. I was thinking of replacing
> them with either stainless or brass screws. Any caveats or alternate
> suggestions?
>
> Thanks!


For some reason I have a sneaking suspicion that stainless and Aluminimum
wasn't a good combination. Though I suppose suitably insulated its vastly
superior to loose rivets.

From my own experience, though I like the profile of the bonnet mounted
wheels they are much more practical mounted elsewhere.

Lee D


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Old 08-27-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
JD
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Re: bonnet mounted spare on Series IIa

ChrisEstes wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I had my bonnet-mounted spare off today to replace the tire. I noticed
> that the mounting plate isn't well attached to the bonnet -- about half
> the rivets have pulled out of their holes. I was thinking of replacing
> them with either stainless or brass screws. Any caveats or alternate
> suggestions?
>
> Thanks!
>
> -Chris Estes-

You should definitely not use brass - it is weak and will cause electrolytic
corrosion of the aluminium and the galvanised mounting plate. Stainless
steel is acceptable provided that it is insulated from the aluminium and
preferably the plate as well. If you get the SS bolts from a marine
chandler they will also be able to sell you insulating washers and sleeves
for them. The preferred attachment is either aluminium or galvanised steel
rivets, and it is unusual for them to come loose if they were properly
installed in the first place.
JD
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Old 08-27-2005, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
Larry
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Re: bonnet mounted spare on Series IIa

I suppose you do want a bonnet mounted spare to be secure, but my roof
mounted spare is attached by a single bracket that clamps round the roofrack
and secures by one nut only, It stays where it is as well, Tea leaves can't
be bothered to climb onto the roof to nick it.

I would think a hefty plate underneath the bonnet and bolts would do as well
as anything official.


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Larry
Series 3 rust and holes





"ChrisEstes" <chris.estes@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi All,
>
> I had my bonnet-mounted spare off today to replace the tire. I noticed
> that the mounting plate isn't well attached to the bonnet -- about half
> the rivets have pulled out of their holes. I was thinking of replacing
> them with either stainless or brass screws. Any caveats or alternate
> suggestions?
>
> Thanks!
>
> -Chris Estes-
>



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Old 08-27-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
Karen Gallagher
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Re: bonnet mounted spare on Series IIa

In news:1125166031.513865.96990@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com,
ChrisEstes <chris.estes@gmail.com> typed:
| Hi All,
|
| I had my bonnet-mounted spare off today to replace the tire. I
| noticed that the mounting plate isn't well attached to the bonnet --
| about half the rivets have pulled out of their holes. I was thinking
| of replacing them with either stainless or brass screws. Any caveats
| or alternate suggestions?
|
| Thanks!
|
| -Chris Estes-

Mine's bolted with galv nuts, bolts & split washers, as it came out of the
factory 37 years ago. No problems yet ...

Karen
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"I'd far rather be happy than right any day."
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