Windows and Rivnuts, oh my!

 We've taken a short break from test-fitting the tub to complete some of the supporting bits we'll soon need. I also happened upon the rivnuts required for the Bulkhead and seat box.

These are the gull-wing rear windows from Explore Glazing. Hard to believe I ordered these over a year ago. We also fit the rear window into the rear door, which is tinted to match.

I also found a source for the oversized M8 rivnuts that are used in the more modern bulkhead and seat boxes. After a bit of searching the McMaster-Carr website, I was able to find Part number 95105A191, which is listed as a "Steel Twist-Resistant Rivet Nut"

"About twice as strong as aluminum rivet nuts, these steel rivet nuts are zinc yellow-chromate plated for corrosion resistance. A ribbed body holds the nut in place so it won't turn when tightening a screw. Also known as blind inserts, they can be installed when you have access to only one side of the material. Install in a drilled hole using a rivet nut tool. The tool collapses the nut, creating a backside flange that holds the nut to the material. Length is measured from under the flange. Installed length is the maximum length of the barrel when installed."

These larger rivnuts fit perfectly in the 13.5mm holes provided.

Twist-resistant M8 Rivnut on left, standard M8 Rivnut on right

Twist-resistant M8 Rivnut in Td5 Bulkhead, New from Rovers North