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Old 02-05-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Field Rivet

We took the time to make a small video on the process of installing, what Airstream calls a field rivet. It is also called an Olympic rivet.

Click here to see the rivet.

Here is a link to the video page.

We have had so many people ask about installing panels as their budgets would keep them from having a shop do the work. It is so very hard to discribe what a shaver looks like and how it works.
There is tons more to installing panels but it is always nice to see one more piece of the puzzle.


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Old 02-05-2009, 05:37 PM   #2
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These are cool !!!

your site keeps getting better and better. it took about fifty of these and some vulcum to fill the holes after removing my old armstrong air conditioner. you shaver tool is very nice, but in a pinch a dremel tool and a steady hand will do.(Where could I get a steady hand?) keep up the good work. Don

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Old 02-05-2009, 05:45 PM   #3
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Nice job!

A picture tells a thousand words! I'm sure you have shed light for lots of folks...we've installed 6-700 of those puppies, but trying to explain a rivet shaver - people don't get it until they've used one or at least seen one in action. The only thing we did different is dip each one in vulkem before inserting into the hole.


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Old 02-06-2009, 05:45 AM   #4
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Nice job!

trying to explain a rivet shaver
Thank you for the kind words. There are tons of small projects, just like this one, that we are planning that should help. Every little bit helps folks understand, and it helps make some of those large jobs not be to daunting.

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Old 02-06-2009, 07:33 AM   #5
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Another good one Dan,I`m just too cheap to buy the shaver.Dave
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