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Which screws for door sill plates?

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  • Which screws for door sill plates?

    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.[]

    Thanks.




    [img=left]http://www.bulletshots.net/images/stella3.jpg[/img=left]1951 Commander Starlight Coupe (aka "Stella")
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  • #2
    #8 fillister head, stainless steel. If needed, use a #10.

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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        nope, they are under the carpet aren't they? I was thinking actually a finishing washer would be appropriate.

        nate

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        • #5
          Thanks guys, I'll try both.



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          • #6
            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

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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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                55 Commander Starlight
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                • #9
                  Dangit, Nate... Answer my email so I can quite bugging you!




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                  • #10
                    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.
                    '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight
                    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

                    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
                    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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                    • #11
                      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.

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