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Incredible Rivets

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nico32, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. scootermcrad
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    Just for fun, you may enjoy this, if you haven't seen it... :D

    http://youtu.be/dyXEjn7f330

    (can't figure out how to embed the damn thing :eek:)

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  2. Jim Dieter
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  3. willymakeit
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    Great thread. Lotsa good info. May never use any of it, but doesnt hurt to have a good basic knowledge. Keep posting.
     
  4. 1gearhead
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    Attached is a riveted aluminum dash that I just made for my 1928 RPU
     

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  5. BCCHOPIT
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    What year did they start to use flush rivets?
     
  6. Ramblur
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    Well,we could probably debate this till the cows come home but one of the first would have to be Howard Hughes H-1 of 1935. And yes, it was all about the speed...:D

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  7. BCCHOPIT
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    Thanks...
    that works for me :D I had no clue is it was 30 - 40 or 50s

    Now I need to find some tools and get to it. I see a speedster in my drive way this summer:D


     
  8. aussie oldie
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    Some really incredible work there, Thanks for posting guys. I don't have riveting equipment, so I made my battery box with small button head stainless screws and nyloc nuts. I'm happy with the result.
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  9. nico32
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    Very cool stuff guys, keep it coming!
     
  10. Flathead Johnny
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    I'm wondering if you guys could tell me what size rivet gun was used on Back Seat Betty. I'm guessing its either a 3x or 4x. I'm looking at buying a rivet gun asap to play around with. Also what size rivets do you think was used to get that rivet head size on Back Seat Betty? Thanks!
     
  11. tikiwagon13
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    A really good source for riveting instruction, what to use, spacing, etc. is Carroll Smith's Prepare to Win. Racecar based but the theory is the same.

    Gret thread, doing some riveting work on my daughter's truck.
     
  12. ownster
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  13. 340HilbornDuster
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    Awesome Ride!...
    Killer details, Stance, Gauges, Shifter! POLY!!!
     

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  14. Very informative series of books on car building, "Prepare to Win" and "Engineer to Win". Like you said, race car oriented, but lots of ideas that can be applied to hot rod building.
     

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  16. 24 Dodge
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    here are some battery boxes and tool boxes I made for guys on here,my stuff is for sale in the classified in miscellaneous section. Thanks Mike alum toolbox 2.jpg foz box 003.jpg new tool box 3.JPG toolbox12.jpg coffin 2.jpg toolbox12.jpg coffin 2.jpg
     
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  17. Stogy
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    Working on a glove-box for the 29 to go along with the theme...
    Patterned with bristol board, pencil, scissors and tape
    1) Material: Aluminum sheet (soft)/ Metal Supermarket
    2) Rivets: #30 (1/8") 'A' type/ Aircraft Spruce
    1/8" pop rivets
    Hole Size #30 with 1/8" clecos using cleco pliers
    Holes deburred with 1/4" countersink (best) or 3/16" drill bit (will do)
    3) Cut with Beverly shear, aviation snips, hack saw
    4) finished with file, sandpaper
    5) Bent up with angle iron, square tubing, round tube, mallet, hammer and vise
    6) Rivets hammer bucked and squeezed with pneumatic C squeeze
    7) Engine turn done with burnish tool with pilot removed(Brown Tool)
    on drill press with angle iron clamped to table for fence

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    Rear_angle_pre_rivet.jpg

    Top_rear_riveted.jpg

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    Final_Internal1.jpg

    Final_Internal2_mild-polish.jpg

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    the latch I will be using

    Still have to get it in but happy with progress so far...
    Dash is 36 ford. Indented corner is to clear 29 tank skin.​
     
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  18. Stogy
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    You get your dash in 1gearhead?
     
  19. bengeltiger
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    That is brilliant!
     
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  20. 55willys
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    I will be riveting my 32 frame together including the boxing plates for a factory look.
     
  21. chop job
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    Love those rivets. 20170815_145201.jpg 20170320_113136.jpg
     
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