Wed May 6 2009

Installing nutplates on seat floor ribs

I started dimpling nutplates tonight, but my squeezer had a pretty bad air leak that was driving me crazy, so I took the fitting apart. The little o-ring on the swivel portion was worn out. Unfortunately the Sears Hardware right by the house didn't have the correct size o-ring, so I had to run up to Ace Hardware. $.72 later and I was back in business.

There are a lot of nutplates on these seat floor ribs. They take 30 of the single lug variety and 80 of the regular K1000 ones. The squeezer dimpled them in no time and I didn't even dimple my fingers! :-)

It took around 2 1/2 hours to get 'em all installed. Not bad for a weeknight.