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Old 06-25-2017, 04:39 AM   #1
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Screw anchors for metal


I have to attach a microswitch made of plastic to the back wall of my convertible. However, to attach it I need to drill two holes. The problem is that I have no way to reach behind the hole in order to hold some kind of a bolt into which the screw could go. Is there any kind of screw for metal that when Snapskrus ,Snaptoggles ,Alligator as shown in this page http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...ind-that-wall/ that will work for metal?
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Old 06-25-2017, 07:39 AM   #2
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Search for Jack Nuts. There are variants. But for a small switch, why not just auto grade double side tape? There is also kind of plastic rod clamp - a kind used often to hold cooling fans to the radiators.
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SS sheet metal screws have been around for about 100 years.
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The pop rivet may be an option.

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