Thread: Removing Pop Rivots
01-09-2007, 07:27 PM #1
Removing Pop Rivots
Getting ready to change out some bumper guards. Once you remove the little round plastic thingy that covers the rivots, how do you remove the rivots so the gurard comes lose? Are you supposed to drill through them with the same size bit? Thanks,
01-09-2007, 07:29 PM #2
01-09-2007, 08:22 PM #3
I just drill the cap off and then tap it out the back with a punch.
EASY as pie!!!
01-09-2007, 08:31 PM #4
yep... Like Austin said... use a big fat drill bit, HUGE... and drill the head right off the rivot until it breaks off... then use a punch and push the rest of the rivot thru
01-09-2007, 09:34 PM #5
Thanks guys, it's done......Yep, it was "purty" easy....
01-12-2007, 03:39 PM #6
Another pop rivet question
Got the rivets out with no problem. When I am ready to install everything up again I notice that most rivet guns have a very thick head in which the 3/16" adapter goes into. This portion of the gun is much larger for the area that the rivet has to go deep into. I am talking about the rear corners of the ski. If you notice, the size of the hole is the same size as the plugs that are inserted after the rivets are in place. If you try to insert a rivet in it, it will not seat to the back part of the bracket. Is there such a thing as a narrow headed rivet gun. I have checked Home Depot, Lowes, car places, and even Wal-Mart. Any ideas???
01-12-2007, 03:45 PM #7
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wankster, I took the adaptor and ground it down on a bench grinder until it fit. It doesnt look pretty but it works.
01-12-2007, 06:30 PM #8
USE SS screws to put it all back togethere.
01-12-2007, 07:44 PM #9
01-12-2007, 07:51 PM #10
You take something like a Holley carb jet (or any jet for that matter) drill it out bigger than the rivet shaft. Now you can use it as a spacer to push on the actual rivet with the rivet gun. Make a couple for different depth holes.
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