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Old 09-19-2020, 06:06 PM   #1
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Custom Penthouse T Bolts to Replace Your Leaky Ones!

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Penthouse T Bolts! We need 2 more orders to get the next batch going. My welder is requesting we get 5 orders per batch.

These bolts are to replace the leak-prone bolts that SMB uses to attach the top to the latches and padded blocks.

They are made by welding a fender washer directly to the allen head bolt to create one sealing surface rather than the SMB washer stack. The T bolts are inserted from above.

In this configuration the nuts will be on the inside. All bolts are the same length and need to be trimmed with a dremel or similar tool after installation. If desired, you can use the SMB rubber caps again on the inside on all but the 4 nuts securing the pull down handles.

Seal the outside washer with butyl tape or caulk.

Included in each kit for $130 are 11 T bolts, plus nylock nuts and flat washers for inside. All hardware is 316 Stainless Steel.

$15 extra charge for polishing. Not necessary at all, especially since they’re on the roof but I’ll do it before shipping if you’d like. My welder was not interested in polishing them. See last photo for polished/unpolished.

Thanks for your interest. Let’s fix all the tops!!!

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Old 10-02-2020, 03:23 PM   #2
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Putting in an order with the welder on Monday. Let me know if you need a set. Otherwise we’ll wait til I have 5 orders again.

Thanks!
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I would like a set.

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Old 10-04-2020, 04:27 PM   #4
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I would like a set.

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just sent you an email.
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Letsgosurfin(John) has kindly agreed to order up another batch of these custom T Bolts when he gets a minimum order of 5 sets. I am in for a set so we need four more people to order up a set to get the ball rolling. Anyone out there need to redo their top bolts?
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Old 12-04-2020, 10:55 AM   #6
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I'm in. Shipping included?

Yes Jeffrey. Please send me your phone / email so I can reach out for payment when we get to 5.

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I'm in. I'll send you an email.

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Old 12-05-2020, 10:36 AM   #9
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@Justgosurfin -- Count me in for a set as well! I will send you an email for payment instructions. Thanks!
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Old 12-05-2020, 03:27 PM   #10
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Alright that makes 4 requests. We just need one more to put the order in!
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