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Old 22-05-2017, 11:26   #1
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Radar Mount Adapter

I have just purchased a new Quantum radar. I had this mount custom built for it but the builder put the struts and holes in the wrong place to fit the new 18" dome. He did say he will fix it but I need to take it down and get it to him. Not far away and it is screwed in but I was thinking it might be easier to make an adapter plate out of 3/4 or 1/2 in starboard or similar material and not take the mount down and put it back up again. In addition it might have some protective qualities. Can anybody shoot holes or validate my line of thinking here?
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Re: Radar Mount Adapter

one thing that I have found is that the existing 4 bolt holes in the mount will be close enough to the new pattern that the holes partially overlap or are so close that the 8 bolts (4 in mount & 4 for dome) interfere with each other.
Yes-you can avoid this by making a thick enough adapter plate to countersink flathead bolts,etc,etc,but that often ends up more work than removing & correcting the stand.
Check the 2 bolt patterns first to see if the above will happen.

Otherwise,I can't think of any other reason.

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one thing that I have found is that the existing 4 bolt holes in the mount will be close enough to the new pattern that the holes partially overlap or are so close that the 8 bolts (4 in mount & 4 for dome) interfere with each other.
Yes-you can avoid this by making a thick enough adapter plate to countersink flathead bolts,etc,etc,but that often ends up more work than removing & correcting the stand.
Check the 2 bolt patterns first to see if the above will happen.

Otherwise,I can't think of any other reason.

Len
I think I am alright on this point. The bolt holes seem to be about 4 inches off. I think he made it for the old 18 inch dome pattern. When I tried to mount it it hung out about 4 inches over the protective bar.
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