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Unread 12-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #61
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That one doesn't work because there is not enough to the cowl for it to expand and gx properly.
You guys are the experts! Sorry, what is "gx"?

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Unread 12-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #62
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You guys are the experts! Sorry, what is "gx"?

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When it comes to hardware, Essness is the professional.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 12:08 PM   #63
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You guys are the experts! Sorry, what is "gx"?

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Sorry, using my phone today and it decides what I want to say.........not me.
I meant grip.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 01:43 PM   #64
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Hey, whaddaya know, rivnuts for plastics: http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-rivet-nuts/=kn9q24

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The smallest riv nut for plastic is only available down to a #10 which is way too big for the ezgo front cowl.

A jack nut is available down to #6 which is perfect.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#jack-nuts/=kndrva
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Unread 12-18-2012, 02:07 PM   #65
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Sportcoupe, see my post a few pages back. This is resolved and I have pulled my front cowl off and reinstalled it a few times. It is GREAT being able to simply unbolt, unscrew and remove the front cowl, then put it right back on whenever I want. I have adjusted my radio bracket, rewired my cart and even had to repaint the front cowl since doing the NO RIVET solution and it works great. I would'nt go back to rivets if you paid me.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 02:26 PM   #66
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Jonequest.. I dont have that stuff just lying around.. Do you have more info on your solution? Sizes etc?
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Unread 12-18-2012, 02:50 PM   #67
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It is just the clip on style screw mounts. You can get them at an automotive store in a blister pack. I hoard hardware so I had them in my junk box of parts. I did have to open them up a bit to fit the thicker plactic. I also keep them from sliding/falling off with some duct foil tape. Then for the part with the screw it is other plastic pop-in pieces that I cut off the backs of with a razor knife making them essentially beveled plastic washers. Finally some nice black screws through those washers into the clips and your done. It takes about 5-10 minutes to make them up and clip them onto the plastic. For the bottom rivets I used long machine thread pan head bolts with nuts and washers. They get covered by the plastic panel anyway. I have NO rivets holding the front part on and very few holding the rear on as well.
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It is just the clip on style screw mounts. You can get them at an automotive store in a blister pack. I hoard hardware so I had them in my junk box of parts. I did have to open them up a bit to fit the thicker plactic. I also keep them from sliding/falling off with some duct foil tape. Then for the part with the screw it is other plastic pop-in pieces that I cut off the backs of with a razor knife making them essentially beveled plastic washers. Finally some nice black screws through those washers into the clips and your done. It takes about 5-10 minutes to make them up and clip them onto the plastic. For the bottom rivets I used long machine thread pan head bolts with nuts and washers. They get covered by the plastic panel anyway. I have NO rivets holding the front part on and very few holding the rear on as well.
This is the best and simplest solution if you think you need to remove the cowl.
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Unread 12-18-2012, 08:18 PM   #69
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get a Yamaha that's what they use to install everything now. awesome until they're broken.
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