Last year Jean Caron provided an excellent drawing of the rivets involved in
the windshield posts for a BJ8.
I realize that some people are not disassembling that post when they have the
windshield frame parts rechromed, but my chrome plater points out that there
will be some acid trapped under the loose metal that blocks access to the top
hook if one does not take the post apart. Consequently I'm expecting her to
take the post apart prior to plating.
The good news is that the whole post will be properly plated. The bad news: I
need to find a source for the rivets.
According to Jean Caron's diagram, I will need
Four rivets - D: 0.143, H: 0.233, L: 0.361 (shortened to 0.240) rivets for the
Ten rivets - D: 0.141, H: 0.314, L: 0.375 (shortened to 0.289) rivets for
connecting the two major pieces at the side
Eight rivets - D: 0.183, H: 0.343, L: 0.365 (shortened to 0.240) rivets for
connecting the two major pieces at the bottom
Four rivets - D 0.184, H: 0.343, L0.267 (shortened to 0.245) rivets for
connecting the insert within the posts (countersunk head)
I gather rivets might be obtained from Hanson Rivet and Supply Company.
However, don't know what material the rivets were made of.
Does anyone know more about these rivets?.... should they be stainless steel?,
Brass?, Mild Steel?, Aluminum?
Lastly, what tools are needed to squeeze these rivets....can a hand squeezer do
the job? (Hansonrivet tool HS-30?)
All comments and responses gratefully received.
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