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post #21 of 93
plus the shallower head profile
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post #22 of 93
Great tutorial! Will come in handy in the future. Your guide has been del.icio.us'd!
 
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post #23 of 93
RE acrylic panels and rivets You can attach the thinnest panels with them: just use a Nylon washer between rivet head and acrylic panel. What will break the acrylic is trying to expand the rivet into the acrylic: then use a backing washer as fstfrddy posted.
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Awesome how-to.. Helps newbies like me +rep
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post #25 of 93
Quote:
Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
Plus they don't come undone as bolts do when there is vibration
that's what locking washers are for.
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post #26 of 93
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Quote:
Originally Posted by froggy_newb View Post
that's what locking washers are for.
Which would only add price to the assembly.
One rivet vs one lock washer+one bolt+one nut.

*Hope that didn't come off as smart-allec*
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post #27 of 93
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can you use rivits on say the glass for a side window with out it breaking?
not recomended unless u use plastic over sized washers,imo
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post #28 of 93

I used a high speed stationary drill to remove my rivets, and since it was high speed, it didn't cut into the pre-made hole, and instead cut another hole, making the original hole like oval like.
Should've stayed with my hand drill.
    
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post #29 of 93
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Which would only add price to the assembly.
One rivet vs one lock washer+one bolt+one nut.

*Hope that didn't come off as smart-allec*
ah yes, but what shall be the price be for a rivet gun + rivets? one could look at it as rivet gun+rivets+dip gauge vs reusable nuts+bolts (washers are used only in certain applications)+a screwdriver. hell, if you were really desperate for money, you drop the nuts and buy a tap. should someone say they do not have a screwdriver; they are not human!!!

nuts and bolts can serve be better off depending on . mainly because they are very universal and ever-lasting. besides, if you would mess up, you can redo the process without wasting any materials. and depending on your skills, flat heads with countersunk holes can be very concealing and sleek looking.

don't get me wrong, i like rivets and i use them in many applications. for instance, when i made the frame for my case from scratch sheet metal, i used rivets to attach pieces together. OOPS!! shhh..

however my perspective differs from many here, as my supply of bolts, rivets, nuts, washers, sheet metal, sheet metal bending, welding, pneumatic tools, drill presses etc etc are at plenty. here's just my 10-32 and 8-32 titanium screw collection.


if i need any length i can get it. maybe i should start selling supplies here. unfortunately for me and other OCNers, the rep restrictions say otherwise.
Edited by froggy_newb - 5/29/08 at 9:19pm
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post #30 of 93
Easy as pie.

An excellent compilation my friend.

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