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Disco 1 rear floor chequer plate


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Hi all

I know that this topic has been on before, but i have just acquired 2 sheets of 8x4 chequer plate free and seeing as i have just cut out my old floor on an L plater i thought that i might use this instead. Can anyone see any problems am open to suggestions

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Hi all

I know that this topic has been on before, but i have just acquired 2 sheets of 8x4 chequer plate free and seeing as i have just cut out my old floor on an L plater i thought that i might use this instead. Can anyone see any problems am open to suggestions

i cant see anyprobs oviously a better gauge steel prob outlast the rest of the vehicle

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is the chequer plate ally or steel?im only asking because i think that the rear floor has to be welded im sure someone more experianced will correct me if im wrong but im no welder so if its ally that would cause me major probs other than that it would ideal mate

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If you put the chequer plate in instead it will technically be an MOT fail, any decent MOT station will notice and fail you, but there are plenty or carp/dodgy ones which will probably let it through as long as it seems sturdy, the worst point is the fact that the rear seat belt mounts fix through the floor

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the worst point is the fact that the rear seat belt mounts fix through the floor

BUT they are not reliant on the floor in any way for their stregth. The bolts merely pass through the thin plate into brackets that are attached to the chassis beneath. The top of the bracket is pop-riveted to the boot floor to aid refixing the mount from inside if you ever remove it

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BUT they are not reliant on the floor in any way for their stregth. The bolts merely pass through the thin plate into brackets that are attached to the chassis beneath. The top of the bracket is pop-riveted to the boot floor to aid refixing the mount from inside if you ever remove it

I know but it then becomes a prescribed area as it's within 30cm of a mounting point - so the stricter rules apply

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