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Eman
04-02-2007, 08:43 AM
Since my old sill plates were torn/hollowed out where the screws went through, I wanted to know what others used for new ones. Just a stainless flat-headed screw? Length? Diameter? I just don't want to screw the new plates up.[:p]

Thanks.




[img=left]http://www.bulletshots.net/images/stella3.jpg[/img=left]1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
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Frank Starr
04-02-2007, 07:02 PM
#8 fillister head, stainless steel. If needed, use a #10.

Eman
04-02-2007, 08:15 PM
Yikes. That's one I don't hear often. A quick Google search helped me at least see what it looks like...
http://www.zerofast.com/screwh.htm

The head won't rub against the door bottom will it?



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N8N
04-02-2007, 09:30 PM
nope, they are under the carpet aren't they? I was thinking actually a finishing washer would be appropriate.

nate

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Eman
04-02-2007, 11:56 PM
Thanks guys, I'll try both.



[img=left]http://www.bulletshots.net/images/stella3.jpg[/img=left]1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
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Frank Starr
04-04-2007, 08:24 PM
Yee Gads! I'm getting too old to know my screws from my nuts.

It's Not a fillister head screw for this application, it's an oval head!

Many apologies!

Maybe on the 51, they're under the carpet anyway. They're exposed on my 55 and 64.

Frank (flat head) Starr

Eman
04-04-2007, 08:42 PM
That's okay, nobody carried them around here anyway. I picked up some stainless oval heads today with the washers. Just hope I got the right length.[B)]



[img=left]http://www.bulletshots.net/images/stella3.jpg[/img=left]1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
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N8N
04-04-2007, 08:49 PM
If you have a body parts book, it might tell you the exact specs of the factory screws. In the 53-58 book, however, all it says is No. 6 x 1/2" w/ no indication of head type or with or without washer.

nate

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Eman
04-04-2007, 09:04 PM
Dangit, Nate... Answer my email so I can quite bugging you!
:)



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rockne10
04-05-2007, 10:53 PM
quote:Just hope I got the right length.
They don't need to be too long to do the job and, they would need to be very long to interfer with anything.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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John Kirchhoff
04-06-2007, 10:17 AM
As far as getting a screw too long, I figure as long as it doesn't extend through the floor so far that it drags on curbs and catch cornstalks, groundhogs and road kill, you're fine.