Harold Bawlzangya Racing

Enclosure installation

So the aluminum channel on the perimeter of the roof wasn’t going to make this as easy as I’d like.  There isn’t a lot of material above the slot to get the screw into:

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I installed the enclosure rails using the screws provided, but I wasn’t very confident that it would hold up long term.  I did a good job of getting the screw in the center of the channel on this one:

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But I didn’t catch this one my much:

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Considering that these enclosure rails are going to get some stress, I figured something a little more study was in order.  Brass toilet flange bolts will do the trick.  They fit perfectly in the channel.

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So the enclosure rails were supposed to be universal in that they had some rectangular and v notches cut in them that would supposedly clear most roof/support combinations.  It was strictly cosmetic, but the cutouts that didn’t even clear anything looked like a hack job to me.

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I added some aluminum flat stock to cover the cutouts, tightened down the nuts on the t-bolts and then installed some rivets on any of the visible screws holes I originally made.  I can live with the way it looks now.

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