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Old 06-20-2013, 05:18 PM   #3526
David R
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Is the top plate aluminum?

Rule of thumb, a nut needs to have as much threads as the diameter of the bolt. SO a 10mm bolt needs a nut (or tapped hole) 10mm thick. In aluminum I would double that.

Helicoils in aluminum hold better than just tapping the aluminum.

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