The work continues on Mission Noise Elimination! Although it seems like I have been working on this project for weeks, it actually has only been three days.
The following pictures document the process that I used to replace the sheared off screws that were used to attach the overhead to the cab of our Class C. I am amazed that they would use such small screws; it is no wonder that there were only 2 of the 15 still in place and they were loose.
Thanks to Rick for his suggestion that I use 1/4 inch countersunk bolts with nylon nuts, this worked much better than my original idea. This process required me to drill out the remainder of the broken screws and secure the bolts from above. I can't imagine that there will be any future issues with these bolts being sheared off and I hope that the creaking noise will be gone when I take it for a test drive this weekend!
This afternoon, I will finish up replacing the screws on the pillars that have all come loose. I am not as confident with this repair because the bolts are not catching as I would like them too, so I may have to come up with another solution, because it appears to me that it will only be a matter of time before these bolts work loose.
Apologize for the lengthy post, but knowing how many Class C's are roaming around out there with most likely the same or similar problems, I wanted to document what I did to address the issue. In my searching of the Web, I didn't see this level of information out there and I wish I had before I began this project. By the way, my 45 minute project is now well over 3 hours in length, not counting the multiple trips back and forth to my favorite store - Home Depot. Maybe I am just slow. :)
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