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Old 07-10-2019, 12:08 AM   #561
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Would a 1/4-20 nylon pan head screw slide in the profile? If so what about that and an eye nut.

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Old 07-10-2019, 12:29 AM   #562
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Would a 1/4-20 nylon pan head screw slide in the profile? If so what about that and an eye nut.

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Based on my experience it would bind /cockeyed, each “hook would have to moved individually. I grab the end of the curtain and “hooks” slide freely.
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Could you use the tool hanger part # 2100?

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I use them for hanging jackets.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:57 PM   #564
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Wow!!! All of these ideas and links are spectacular!! Thank you!
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I use them for hanging jackets.
There could be a market for those curtain hangers. I'll have to see if I can make some up myself, unless you are interested in making a little money to build some up.
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There could be a market for those curtain hangers. I'll have to see if I can make some up myself, unless you are interested in making a little money to build some up.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:33 PM   #567
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There are some fantastic designs and ideas in this thread. I'm new to 80/20 and have a question for the experts here -
I have a CCV pop top with unistrut channels running as 'roof rails'. I have been looking for ways to have a flexible roof rack system and haven't come up with any reason why the following won't work: Use black quarter round (p/n 25-2527-Black-FB for example) as crossbars between the unistrut. Two solar panels would fit side to side and could be attached flush to top edge of the quarter round for a relatively wind-noise free panel install.

Couple of questions: This would require attaching the 80/20 to Unistrut with 90deg flush mount if possible, just like a regular cross bar without the need for a tower. Would this be as simple as attaching an angle/corner connector such as 25-4136-Black with appropriately sized unistrut nut?
Would vibration be an issue in this loosening up over time? I'm wondering why I don't see any of this type of design on the forums, it seems like I'm not thinking of some sort of downside that people with more knowledge thought better of this type of connection.

Edit: do 5/16-18 .75" carriage bolts work in the 15 series to just slide in and tighten with nylon lock nuts?

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How are you guys using Carraige bolts with this 15 series 80/20? I went to put my bed frame together and it doesnt come close to working.

I have 5/16 x 18 bolts that are 3/4 inch long. The shortest ive come across. I have corner brackets from Tnutz. Its impossible for me to fit a lock nuts on each bolt. Just not nearly enough clearance between the two bolts. Is the carriage bolt idea something that only works if I make my own corner brackets with the holes drilled farther apart?

For this project I will have to just use the other method with the roll in t nuts I guess
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:24 PM   #569
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I didn't use carriage bolts, only variable lenghts bolts with various t-nuts
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I didn't use carriage bolts, only variable lenghts bolts with various t-nuts
Thanks. Guess I will be returning some lock nuts and bolts lol.

Im ordering t-nuts and new bolts. Is stainless steel bad to use with aluminum or zinc?
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