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 Posted: Tue Jun 23rd, 2020 08:14 pm
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Chris wrote:
I don't mean nut rivets but proper, solid, ship type rivets.

I clamp the parts together (you can use nut & bolt through a spare hole to start) then hold a heavy dolly on the head side of the rivet and hit the other side with a big hammer to set it (swell it into the holes) and then peen the end over.

You can buy setting punches that have a hollowed out end to reproduce the domed end if you want.

Interesting, very intersting !

Would you set the rivets hot or cold ?

Don't peen the edge too much leave the edges at a reasonable thickness.

Jamman, IF you do happen to Rivet make sure you have a video of the process !

2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Hurst Shifter
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK; now Mike Welding and Fabrication.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !