Screws Into Tailgate Frame

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Gavandi, 5 Jun 2018.

  1. Gavandi

    Gavandi Senior Member T6 Guru

    Hi folks - any advice.
    Have searched on forum but some conflicting advice.
    If I want to attach stuff onto the tailgate metal door - is there a special type of screw?
    Do I need to drill a pilot hole first?
    Sorry if a bit basic question but me + drill + van = possible damage!!
  2. snoop6060

    snoop6060 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    You can drill a pilot hole or use a self tapping screw.
  3. scotia

    scotia Senior Member T6 Pro

    very vague... how are you attaching said things? are the screws to fix a bracket or? what is it? heavy? can you drill a hole and use a std threaded screw with nuts? will you have access behind is what i mean..

    more info required.
  4. andys

    andys Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Rivnuts also an option
  5. Phil_G

    Phil_G Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    1" diameter neodymium disc magnets are a good option for curtains, screens, even door cards.
    No drilling, no damage. Depending on weight, maybe a thin smear of POR to make it non-slip.
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  6. Gavandi

    Gavandi Senior Member T6 Guru

    Hi from cloudy France.
    Was looking to attach some "c" awning rail onto the tailgate door, near the bottom.
    Looking to use a lightweight fabric as an extension shade.

    Didn't know how to attach firmly or whether to pre drill or self tap and/some adhesive.

    Thanks so far.
  7. Phil_G

    Phil_G Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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  8. Lord Mfwic

    Lord Mfwic Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    We use magnets for our curtains. STMBO sewed them into the hems and it works perfectly.
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