Old 12-21-2006, 12:21 AM
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Default Re: T-Top floor mount repair advice requested

I have used the toggler bolts to hold a bench/flip-flop seat down in place of captains chairs. At least in my experience..they sucked. What happened is the contact points for the toggler "nuts" are VERY small (like 1/16" wide by 3/4" x 2 on either side, times 2), so after I tightened the screws, it pulled the "nut" into the clegecell floor basically cutting a hole in the floor. Because it kept sinking into the floor, it never would stay tight.

Eventually (3 months or so later) I removed the togglers, and had some SS nuts welded to some fender washers, and cut holes large enough under the bench seat to fit the welded washer/nut assembly. After installing them, I filled teh holes up with resin and fiberglass. That held well, and is still in use today.

If you can get behind the bolts ANY WAY to put some backing to it (washer, fender washer, aluminum or SS strip etc), that's always better IMO. The toggelrs just won't allow teh load to be spread over a large enough area.