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Mounting points on roof?

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Post by bikeralw Sat Apr 15, 2023 5:21 pm

Doing a bit of roof cleaning with a view to fitting a bigger solar panel on my Nuevo. I've always wondered what the six mounting points fitted with domed nuts are for. The studs are only 6mm diameter so I can't see them being for any kind of roof bars, the various skylights are in the way for that anyway.
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Post by inspiredron Sun Apr 16, 2023 1:38 pm

Me too, Al. scratch head

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Post by FreelanderUK Sun Apr 16, 2023 1:53 pm

Long studs securing the body to the chassis 🤣👍

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Post by Guest Sun Apr 16, 2023 2:04 pm

from memoryI think they were for roof bars which AS supplied, some Nuevo's had a ladder on the back to access, you may notice a recess in the skirt as a step

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Post by IanH Sun Apr 16, 2023 2:15 pm

If they were using acorn nuts, couple of, perhaps, picky points...
Why a stack of washers under them, just cut the stud to the correct length?
Why use non SS washers?
Why not just one SS penny washer to spread the load better and not rust as a bonus?

Sorry, have fussy head on today having found a failed pop rivet on my water drain clip!!! hugegrins
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Post by Peter Brown Sun Apr 16, 2023 3:22 pm

The studs are for roof bars. The stud is the correct length on which to mount the bars. The domed nuts and washers are to prevent the studs from corroding. I had them on the Inca, the Wilton and the Malvern.
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Post by The Jacobite Sun Apr 16, 2023 7:42 pm

Caslon wrote:from memoryI think they were for roof bars which AS supplied, some Nuevo's had a ladder on the back to access, you may notice a recess in the skirt as a step

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Damn! I wondered what the recess was for  smile!  good to know  allthumbz
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Post by bikeralw Sun Apr 16, 2023 8:26 pm

I knew the recess was for use with a ladder, but the six studs on the roof seem a bit puny for mounting anything on. 
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Post by inspiredron Sun Apr 16, 2023 9:52 pm

And I have the studs but no recess !

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Post by Billy Ruffian Thu Jul 13, 2023 6:16 pm

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I often carry a Canadian canoe on the rack on top of my Nuevo.      Never had a problem.


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Post by Dave 418 Thu Jul 13, 2023 8:08 pm

The solar panel is mounted on roof rails fastened with that type of nut on our Rienza.
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