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    Default Aircraft style nutplates in the valley.

    Tired of the sides vibrating loose on my Wooldridge Alaskan. Want to try stainless steel nutplates instead of just a screw through aluminum. Anyone know a place to get them in the valley?

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    There is a aviation parts store over by inner springer for the life of me can't think of the name but good people in there I bet they would have what you need and their prices are good too

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    not sure if they have those smaller parts but nice folks...can point you in the right direction..

    A.E.R.O. Alaska Inc.
    4851 E Blue Lupine Dr STE D
    Wasilla, AK 99654-8411

    Toll free 866-565-7722
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    Rivit-in nutplates? Have fun with that. Glacier Airparts would be my first choice for aviation parts. If your screws are on the edge of a cutout you can use U type Tinnermans. Probably find those at Lowes or Home Depot, too. If the back side isn't easily accessible I'd look at rivnuts or jacknuts from a fasteners store. Much easier to install and way more effective than they'll need to be for replacing sheet metal screws in a boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Pid View Post
    Rivit-in nutplates? Have fun with that. Glacier Airparts would be my first choice for aviation parts. If your screws are on the edge of a cutout you can use U type Tinnermans. Probably find those at Lowes or Home Depot, too. If the back side isn't easily accessible I'd look at rivnuts or jacknuts from a fasteners store. Much easier to install and way more effective than they'll need to be for replacing sheet metal screws in a boat.
    I don't want to use steel as it might cause corrosion.

    Self locking floating nutplate rivited in with stainless rivits.

    Backside is totally blind. No access. Down both sides of a Wooldridge Alaskan are aluminum U channels with foam inside and fabric on the outside under the rod holders. There are 3 screws that go in from the bottom side to hold the panels up against the side rail. These have been a pain to keep tight.

    There are hundreds of these on a F-15.

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    No access to the back? How do you install nut plates? All of mine have been installed from the back.

    Rivnuts would make better sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtofak View Post
    I don't want to use steel as it might cause corrosion.

    There are hundreds of these on a F-15.
    They're steel.

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    You might try Lee Budde at Big Lake. He manufactures a bunch of different parts. http://www.airforms.biz/catalog/abou...8164451341c355

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    They make the same type of nutplate in CRES alloy (stainless A286 alloy). The part numbers you are looking for are MS 21048 for the standard nutplate, and MS 21060 for a floating type stainless nutplate. Google to find a retailer. They will require access to the back to install. If you dont have access, then the rivnut suggestion is a good one, as that is where they are designed to be used. Aircraft spruce and others have them in aluminum, which should be as corrosion resistant as the stainless nutplates, though not as strong.

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