Here’s the situation: I’m getting a custom made aluminum plate from djfunkshun to replace the crappy plate on one of my T5 sticks. Button holes and holes for the carriage bolts are no problem. The problem is mounting the stick. The plate will be entirely flat with a hole cut out for the stick to go through, but nothing else; I know I didn’t want to mount the stick directly to the plate because I want that 8-9mm of depth that the mounting brackets give. It just feels better to me, and not having the bolts showing is an added plus.
With limited tool available to me, what kind of bright ideas can I use to make a make-shift mounting bracket? I plan on using some of the JB Weld epoxy to mount it whenever I get it figured out, but I need some ideas for what ‘it’ should be.
I’ve though about getting one of those bent mounting plates, like the one on the JLF-TP-8S. I think I could take the plate off, weld it to the control panel, and use a bolt and locking nut to mount a normal JLF with flat mounting plate onto.
If anyone has one of these spare bent plates, please PM me so I can buy it off you
Another idea is just to find some flat headed bolt, JB Weld the head to the underside of the control panel plate, and use a couple of nuts as spacers. Slide the mounting plate of a normal JLF on and use a locking nut to hold it on. I’d have to use 4 bolts this way to prevent side to side wobbling, but its doable. It does seem kinda hackish and I’d like a more solid solution.
What’d be perfect is a 8mm thick piece of metal, dimensions the same as the standard JLF mounting plate, which four tapped holes for bolts and a big hole in the middle for the stick to pop through. That’d give me the epoxy a ton of surface area for a super sure hold, and the tapped holes would hold the JLF mounting plate on super tight. But I dont have the tools or materials to do this, nor do I know anyone who might.
So, brainstorming time. Anyone have any genius ideas I haven’t though about to make a solid JLF mounting bracket?