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8 hours ago, huffypuff said:

You have to make sure to match the size of the screw.  I seen many try a #6 speed nut on a #8 screw.  

They are backup if the threads don't hold on the wood.  

Seized from rust or stripped. The clip portion would break off and they would spin.

I always put a dot of Anti Seize on the threads when putting a car or truck back together to help the next guy. 

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3 hours ago, jleamont said:

Seized from rust or stripped. The clip portion would break off and they would spin.

I always put a dot of Anti Seize on the threads when putting a car or truck back together to help the next guy. 

Yes I had many speed clips go bad on vehicles exposed to the weather rusting and stripping them out.  I use a small pair of vice grips to get to hold when getting them out.  Hopefully there is no weather under the bed.  😂

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9 hours ago, RayIN said:

Yes, mine is also, 1/2" plywood, which bowed in the center, thus the 2, 1" angle iron supports bolted to the plywood underside. I tightened the bolts enough ot draw the heads flush with the plywood.

Mine is built different than yours with 3/4 boards and 1/4 luan plywood top and bottom and fake wood plastic trim on the edges.  The plywood is held onto the boards with staples and the weak point is the middle feet area.  That's probably from my fat butt from sitting on that area putting my slippers on.  😃  I going to take pictures of this part of the project today.   

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2 hours ago, huffypuff said:

  That's probably from my fat butt from sitting on that area putting my slippers on.  😃  I going to take pictures of this part of the project today.   

Lets not scare the kids with pictures.  

Back to the nuts you linked to I would use the ones with a real threaded nut. You can get them in different dimensions (thread size like 10/32)  and in the distance from the center of the hole to the folded over part. so you can have more edge distance. They slip over the edge so they don't turn when you are running the screw in. I have only seen the arched flat "nuts" used in a metal holder that was like a strip with several of the "Nuts" slid in a track like strip nutplates. 

Bill

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As promise, here are pictures of rebuilding the frame and mattress support.  Captions will be under pictures

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The left baseboard has to be installed first.

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The left baseboard installed. It was taken off to gain access to motor when slide was in.  

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I installed a clamp to wiring to keep them from the tracks and stops.  The 120 line got pinched in the stop at least one time.  Lucky the wiring wasn't damaged. 

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This is the partition backside to show the frame.  

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I'm using longer screws because the shorter ones pulled out on the right side.  

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With the partition installed, it forms a box for a cover.  

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Cover is installed

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Damage platform end

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Start of repair to platform by shooting  #8 x 3/4 screws into the edge.  Trim on end removed.  

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Trim to be reinstalled after fastening loose plywood.  

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I made a safety prop out of scrap trim even though the struts are strong enough to hold the 12 inch thick foam queen mattress up.  702598790_projectdpne.thumb.jpg.39b692ca593de40b448500a50cfbe5b0.jpg

Everything is back together except for a couple of touch up.  

 

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Job well done!  HR missed the boat on where to install slide motor. :wacko:

Ditto on WBill.

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