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Shelf Track> Clips Inside Safe

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by 2A2Dend, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Today while doing a bit of remodeling to the interior of my safe, one of my shelves decided to fall. The clips failed. The design (due to the weight) allowed them to compress, and disconnect from the tracks. Mild steel garbage. They look like the image.

    clp02.jpg
    I'm looking for something stronger. Something that does not have the ability to compress under weight.

    Suggestions for better replacements?

    Worse case, I'll have to change out the tracks and upgrade for a better shelving system. I'm trying to avoid that if I can.
     
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  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Know someone with a welder? Fill the gap with a bead close to the wider area, that will fix the collapsing issue. It doesn't need to be all filled just in the center where the tips go in the brackets.
     
  3. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Considering the clips need to be in place, welding? is not a good option.


    Parts are on hand for a modification as you mention. I'll keep it in mind.
    I thought about making a wedge to slip inside the gap. It would have the same effect.
    Axe Head Wedges, or out of a hardwood I think may work.
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    Thanks for the replies
     
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  4. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    After a bit of thinking, a simple fix.
    A plastic screw plug that's used for Sheetrock was pushed into the wedge of the clip.
    Like the blue one. No screw was needed, although optional.
    Done deal.
    plastic1.jpg
     
  5. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    how about just adding more shelves? I can only imagine how much you had loaded on that shelf to have it fail.

    :D
     
  6. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I know..right. I claim the 5th. The clips failed! :rolleyes:
    It was the top shelf :D
     
  7. tanzuki

    tanzuki Salem Active Member

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    I say this idea for the win.
     
  8. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    That idea would work well. Drill, then tap (thread) the top portion of the clip only. Drill out the bottom of the clip slightly larger so to float the hole, then add a nut to adjust the spread.

    Meh, I got it sorted.
     
  9. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    What is the track screwed to?
    My cheap safe has the track lightly screwed to the sheet rock walls.
    It's not very strong and tends to bow.
     
  10. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    On my safe the track attach rails are welded to the interior walls. The shelf tracks are then screwed into them.