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Guide: Installing Dzus Pro - S-Spring Receptacles

by KurveyGirl

Dzus Pro Rivet-On Install Instructions
Install method: Dzus Pro with S-Spring Rivet-On Receptacle 
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Tools:
  • Stepped Drill Bit – OR – 1/4" (6.5mm) Drill Bit
  • 3/32” (2.5mm) Drill Bit
  • 1/16” (1.5mm) Drill Bit
  • Pop Rivet Tool
  • Metal Scale – OR – Measuring Tape
  • Marking Pen
Dzus Pro Installation Tools
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Locate:
  • Determine where to place Dzus Pro Bolt Hole.
  • Tape the two sections of bodywork together.
Note: Taping the bodywork together will help set the gap between the two bodywork panels.

Dzus Pro - Install Mark #1
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Pilot Hole Drill:
  • Drill a Pilot Hole with a 1/16” (1.5mm) Drill Bit to locate the bolt hole for both sides.
  • Repeat for additional holes joining the same panels.

Dzus Pro - Install Drill #1
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Check Hole Location on Inner and Outer Pannels:
  • Check the Pilot Hole has enough clearance to the top and bottom of each panel.
Note: If your Pilot Hole is not in a good position, repeat the Pilot Hole Drilling procedure.  The 1/16” hole can be filled with epoxy before painting.

Dzus Pro - Check #1 - Hole Location
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Mark S-Spring Receptacle Alignment Reference Line:
  • S-Spring Receptacle is mounted on the Inside Panel.
  • Using a straight edge (metal scale) and a Marking Pen, create a ~1inch (~30mm) Reference Line on the Inside Panel.
Note: This Reference Line will guide you on where to pre-drill the pop rivet holes.
Dzus Pro - S-Spring Mark #1 - Alignment Reference
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Mark S-Spring Drilling Points:
  • Make two marks 3/8” (9.5mm), on either side from the Pilot Hole.

Dzus Pro - S-Spring Mark #2 -Drilling Points
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Drill S-Spring Mounting Points:
  • Use the 1/16” (1.5mm) Drill Bit to create initial pilot holes for the S-Springs.
Dzus Pro - S-Spring Drilling Mounting Points
-Drilling Points
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Check S-Spring Mounting Holes:
  • Check that all mounting holes align up.
    • Check #1: Check Outer S-Spring Mounting holes are centered in the S-Spring
    • Check #2: Check center bolt hole is aligned with the wire in the center.
Note: If your holes are not in the correct good position.  The 1/16” (1.5mm) holes can be filled with epoxy.
Dzus Pro - Check S-Spring Mounting Points
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Enlarge the rivet holes:
  • Use the 3/32” (2.5mm) Drill bit to enlarge the rivet holes on each side.
Dzus Pro - Enlarge S-Spring Mounting Points
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Enlarge Pilot hole on Inner Panel for the Dzus Pro Bolt:
  • Use the Stepped drill bit to enlarge the Pilot Hole to 1/4" (6.5mm).
Note: you can use a 1/4" (6.5mm) Drill bit, but a stepped drill bit makes a cleaner hole.

Dzus Pro - Enlarge Dzus Pro Bolt Hole
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Mounting the S-Spring Receptacle:

  • Install the S-Spring Receptacle with the included 3/32” Pop Rivets.
  • Put one of the 3/32” Pop Rivets though the bodywork and S-Spring Receptacle mounted on the inside bodywork panel.
  • Squeeze the Pop Rivet tool to fasten the rivet plate to the bodywork.
Dzus Pro - Install Pop Rivets
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Check Pop Rivets Appearance after mounting S-Spring Receptacle

  • Pop Rivets should be deformed inside S-Spring Receptacle mounting eyes.
Dzus Pro - S-Spring Installed
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Pop Rivets Appearance after mounting S-Spring Receptacle:

  • Pop Rivet heads should be flush to the bodywork
  • Dzus Pro Bolt should fit and engage into S-Spring Receptacle.
Dzus Pro - S-Spring Installed - Image #2
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Enlarge Pilot hole on Outer Panel for the Dzus Pro Bolt:

  • Use the Stepped drill bit to enlarge the Pilot Hole to 1/4" (6.5mm).
Note: you can use a 1/4" (6.5mm) Drill bit, but a stepped drill bit makes a cleaner hole.
Dzus Pro - Enlarge Dzus Pro Bolt Hole Outer Panel
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Install bolt:

  • Install the bolt though the outer panel
  • Use a plastic washer on the inside to hold the bolt to the outer bodywork.
Dzus Pro - Washer Installation
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Installed bolt: Dzus Pro - Dzus Bolt Installed

This article was published on Wednesday 28 December, 2016.
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