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teen
08-08-2008, 10:10 AM
im gunna go ahead and use 5/8" threaded rod to re-do the braces in my box.

what im not sure about is if i use a threaded rod to brace the box vertically, where the rod comes out on the bottom and the nut screws on, wont this cause the box to sit uneven? is there a way to get around this?

dennis09x
08-08-2008, 11:25 AM
I ain't gotta clue how it will make it sit, but what i do got is threaded rod and much of it. Anywhere from 3/8" to 1 1/4" diameter. For 5/8" I got 10" rod all the way up to 40" rod.

teen
08-08-2008, 02:19 PM
ill def keep you in mind, but i gotta sorta figure this out first.

any other help? i know the box wont sit flush/flat if theres a piece of rod and a nut sticking out the bottom, but i def need a vertical brace or two.

Bun-Bun
08-08-2008, 02:31 PM
counterbore the holes?

bass-aholic
08-08-2008, 02:36 PM
double baffle the bottom, than counter sink the nut. thats all i can think of. idk how everyone else does it.

teen
08-08-2008, 04:00 PM
yea, that sounds like the only thing that will work. thx for the help.

Propimp
08-08-2008, 04:02 PM
like said before double baffle and counter sink, and also make sure you use washers

teen
08-08-2008, 04:27 PM
will do, im guessing the bigger the washer the better?

mystang
08-08-2008, 04:57 PM
Yeah, what has already been said. Or, in my case, my box actually sits on 2x4's to clear the hump in my hatch so the bolt doesn't matter.

Pioneer~Saturn
08-08-2008, 05:22 PM
Yea, double baffling to countersink will be the solutiong

lvjeffro
08-08-2008, 05:22 PM
Sorry for the sad sounding question, but why do you use threaded rod for bracing???

teen
08-08-2008, 05:23 PM
ehh, i could always raise the whole box off the floor with 2x4's considering i still need to bolt this thing to the floor.

i got some planning to do first.

gotparts90
08-08-2008, 05:25 PM
carriage bolt through the bottom counter sink enough for the head to be inside the wood then a coupling to the rod

teen
08-08-2008, 05:25 PM
Sorry for the sad sounding question, but why do you use threaded rod for bracing???

i dont like the wooden dowels, and the box flexes like crazy without them. i need some type of bracing, just have to figure something out.


carriage bolt through the bottom counter sink enough for the head to be inside the wood then a coupling to the rod
that'd work too.

lvjeffro
08-08-2008, 05:57 PM
So you run this threaded rod through the top and bottom of the box, well you could always use the threaded rod as the mounting solution as well. Just drill holes in the floor pan;

nut
washer
top of enclosure
washer (inside box)
nut (inside box)


nut (inside box)
washer (inside box)
bottom of enclosure
floor pan of car/truck/tank
washer (under floorpan of vehicle)
nut (under floorpan of vehicle)

Now you have a level sitting enclosure, with threaded rod braces and a strong mounting setup as well,maybe???

teen
08-08-2008, 06:02 PM
that would work, but that means dropping my gas tank to get to the last nut.

i think ill just double up the bottom and counter sink the nut on the bottom.

22mountaineer
08-08-2008, 06:07 PM
I would double up both sides, you dont want all-thread sticking through the top of the box.... I mean its preference I guess but it would look tacky. I would go a little bigger than 5/8's though. Hell if the price gets to high get some rigid conduit and use that, would be better and probably cost the same

lvjeffro
08-08-2008, 06:10 PM
that would work, but that means dropping my gas tank to get to the last nut.

i think ill just double up the bottom and counter sink the nut on the bottom.

Yeah, that would be no fun dropping the tank...So the double up the top/bottom and you will be set...GL

Pioneer~Saturn
08-08-2008, 06:25 PM
Sorry for the sad sounding question, but why do you use threaded rod for bracing???

-Easy to do, just drill 2 holes and 4 nuts+4 washers per all-thread bar
-Takes up very little volume compared to other bracing options
-And has ridiculously high strength...practically unmovable

01 S 10
08-08-2008, 06:32 PM
You can "flush mount" the threaded rod.

Drill a hole in the top and bottom of the box big enough for the washer and to fit something in big enough to tighten down the nuts and washers.

Cut out two 4" by 4" pieces of MDF to glue and screw inside of the box (top and bottom). Drill holes just big enough for the threaded rod to go through.


You will actually be mounting the threaded rod to the small squares of MDF on the inside of the box. This way you can cut off the threaded rod flush with the actual top and bottom of the box.

heres a pic of what im talking about:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa249/my10on20s/1217071703-1.jpg

teen
08-08-2008, 08:15 PM
thanks for all the ideas guys. gunna run past home depot tomorrow and pick up some things. ill post pics once its all done for those of you that want to see it.