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Old 09-20-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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Buck Rivets or Olympic Rivets

Our AS got hit pretty badly by the 1 Aug 2011 hail storm that struck Long Island. I need all 3 front nose panels and the rear center panel replaced
I realize the factory uses buck riveting when the AS was made. Is there any major disadvantage if Olympic rivets are used?

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Old 09-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #2
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Unless you take the inner skin off, Olympics are your only choice.

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Our AS got hit pretty badly by the 1 Aug 2011 hail storm that struck Long Island. I need all 3 front nose panels and the rear center panel replaced
I realize the factory uses buck riveting when the AS was made. Is there any major disadvantage if Olympic rivets are used?

Mark
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Olympics require a bigger hole and are not as strong a fastener as a properly bucked solid rivet. The one main advantage though is you don't need access to the back side of the panel for the olympic......Phil.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:28 PM   #4
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The inner skin(interior) will be taken off.

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Old 09-21-2011, 12:27 AM   #5
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Then use buck rivets.

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The inner skin(interior) will be taken off.

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Old 09-21-2011, 04:20 AM   #6
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olympic rivets are notorious leakers. Avoid using them for what you plan on doing.
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