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Old 10-27-2015, 08:27 PM
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I had a similar dilemma with fitting my wing Mirrors as I had made custom mounts. I ended up embedding something similar to the T-nuts above into the kitty hair so that I could bolt up into a metal thread and have it pulled tight. That approach would work in this scenario too.
Oh don't get me started with mounting mirrors.
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:45 AM
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If you don't want to drill through your body tub, you could go one step further. Make a mold of the duct that is molded into the shoulder of the tub;



but extend it say an inch or so longer than the duct.

Then on the extra inch of the moulded duct, you add in an extra strip of fiberglass (or stick on a strip of plastic, etc), to form a keyway. Grab an appropriate sized piece of pvc pipe (or make a fiberglass ring), that fits snugly over the end of the duct. Remove some of the inner side of the PVC pipe (file most likely) so that it accommodates the keyway.

Then you can either simply glue the two pieces together, or run a couple screws or bolts through the moulded bottom of the scoop.
Excuse me while I quote myself. lol

One of the club members a few years ago did exactly this, made the mold to make the air intake a 2 piece affair. Not many have been done, but the idea is sound. He used them on his own car. He also remade the top piece of the air intakes, as like most of the car, one side is a different size to the other. lol
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:48 AM
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Another possibility instead of the t-nut would be to use rivnuts. The main issue would be how much will the nuts 'bite' into the fiberglass and give resistance when screwing in a bolt, without tearing said fiberglass.
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:13 PM
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What about using those threaded washers with the four spikes on they use for wood.
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What about using those threaded washers with the four spikes on they use for wood.
Those are called T-nuts (pictured above) (at least here in the US)
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AHH Ha, language is a wonderful thing, but confusing at times, so T-nuts it is.
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