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Old 06-21-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
 
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ok i just got about 40 rivits from a boat shop so i can put them on my half doors for the custom top when it is stored. anyway what is the best way to put them in... air gun, manual, ect...

dont have any experance with rivits so not sure even how they work... looks like the long pin has a sleave that mashes down... anyway any help is much appreciated.
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Old 06-21-2005, 11:49 AM   #2
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drill and pop rivit gun .... there EASY to use .... are you usein them to hold smaps??
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A pneumatic gun is by far the easiest way to do it, but a manual one isnt hard.
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YEAH... i am going to put body snaps on so the top has a place to be snapped. will any rivit gun work and what is the drill for... looks like they are sharp on the end... arent those the ones that are self tapping.
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Never heard of selp tapping rivets. You have to drill a hole for them to stick into. As you squeeze the handle on the gun it pulls the "nail" and squeezes the end against the metal. When it cant squeeze anymore it snaps the "nail" off.

Do you know what size the rivets are?
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nope you drill the hole thats the came size a the rivit and put it in and pump away ... never even seen a power one I have 2 hand ones ... use it to put on fender flars and diamond plate corners
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ohhhhh... gocha. there are 4 pieces in the bag. one is a male end of a snap, one is the pin (rivit) i think 3/8", one looks like a backing plate and the last one is the top of a snap... anyway the rivits themselves have a sheath with a flat part. looks like that crushes. i will take pics tonight.
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