Wind deflector fittings

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Wind deflector fittings

Postby johnj » Thu 02.06.2022, 10:43

Hi

I bought a used wind deflector which came without the screws to fix the screen legs to the wall behind the seats. Can any one tell me what size and length of the screws are required to hold the deflector in place and do I just screw them into the carpeted wall?
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Re: Wind deflector fittings

Postby Saltire » Thu 02.06.2022, 12:45

The “normal” deflector has a pair of fixing knobs which you can turn easily by hand. My knobs are M6 x 15 thread. However, the original fixings in the bulkhead on my car were a pair of scrivets, and I found they didn’t give enough support. I removed the scrivets and replaced them with a couple of M6 rivnuts. Much more secure fitting.
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Re: Wind deflector fittings

Postby dapinky » Thu 02.06.2022, 16:24

Be aware that the fuel tank is right behind the passenger seat, with very little gap to the bulkhead.... don't be tempted to drill/screw anything into the bulkhead without checking that it won't damage the tank.....

..... I know because I fitted an amp to the bulkhead....... and then had to change the fuel tank because of an M3 hole in it!
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Re: Wind deflector fittings

Postby johnj » Thu 02.06.2022, 17:08

Thanks I did not think that the self tapper I was going to use was the answer. Thanks for the warning about the fuel tank.
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