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Default Who's Driving Solid Rivets?

Anyone driving solid rivets for that "werks" look? I have a 4x rivet hammer with accessories and am looking to start driving some 3/16" and 1/4" aluminum rivets. Any tips appreciated.
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Slow and steady pressure. You have to keep good pressure on the head of the rivet or the tool will bounce around and look like shit. The person on the other end holding the bar also needs to apply good pressure or the same will happen. Practice before doing the pieces your riveting or you'll have a bunch of circle dents aroundt he rivets. Sounds easier than it actually is, once you get good at it its very easy.
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I will be using solid rivets to put my tunnel/bulkhead back together within the next couple weeks. Still need to get an air hammer though.
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If anyone needs rivets pm me. I can send you some for the cost of shipping. I buy them in 50# boxes for pretty cheap. I carry various lengths of 1/4" and 3/16" diameter aluminum rivets with different size heads on them. Hard and soft rivets. I even have some stainless rivets if you want some of them. Fuck I think I've even got some 5/16" rivets.
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I'm going to be needing some if you have;
hardened AL
.250 diameter
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Yep I have em. Shoot me a pm with your mailing info and how many you'd like. I have about 22 boxes of different rivets.
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I thought I would just throw out there, this is a 2 man job for most. Alot of people try doing it themselves figuring they can hold the bucking tool with one hand and the air hammer with the other hand. I've seen alot of guys try that and it looks like shit. All it takes is for the air hammer to bounce off the rivet once and you dented the shit out of your tunnel.
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Wanna help me install some suspension brackets?
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If your serious yes, I'll help. I have the tools and I've done it more than a couple times lol.
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PM sent!!
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What is the benefits? I've always used Stainless standard rivets and never had an issue?
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They're pretty.
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^^ That's the only reason lol, they look better.
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they also expand to the diameter of the hole
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when i used the factory ones for the tunnel supports, I took a couple 1" thick plate steel that where about 6" by 10" so there was a fair amount of mass, I then "C" clamped them to the tunnel over the head of the rivet to hold the rivet in. then with an air hammer just slowly tapped the end of the rivet to get a good start then once it started to tighten let her have it for a couple hard burps. they held up for 2 years of riding and a half dozen crashes.
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1" thick.... Shit should be able to drop off a mountain at that thickness.
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Rich, do you know what setting tool I'd need for the rivets I listed?

I'm gonna go check out a local rent-all place to see if/when I can get an air comp and an air hammer. Then I'll let you know how many rivets I need.
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1" thick.... Shit should be able to drop off a mountain at that thickness.
I believe he used the plate as a back-up to hold the rivets while he banged away on the other end. Much easier than a bucking bar. I have a big, thick bucking bar, I think it is roughly 10 pounds, that should work for me. I think...
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Ah makes more sense.. sounded like he riveted tunnel braces that were that thick....
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They held up for 2 years of riding and a half dozen crashes.
Half a dozen crashes! Holy hell! What the heck are you crashing into?
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I believe he used the plate as a back-up to hold the rivets while he banged away on the other end. Much easier than a bucking bar. I have a big, thick bucking bar, I think it is roughly 10 pounds, that should work for me. I think...
yep, when you are buy yourself you sometimes need to make a 3rd arm.

I tried different anvils in the air hammer but the blunt end round one ended up working best.
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Gonna be time to start practicing rivet driving soon
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Hell I didn't even know there was anything other than pop rivets. I would think the hard rivets would be stronger.
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