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Old 03-22-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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There are a couple of these on the rear compartment door for 67 Tradewind. They are there to attach the license plate but turn along with the screw on mine. I took the inside cover partially off the door so that I could grab and hold them for screw removal. What is supposed to keep them from spinning? I can't see how they were installed, looks like maybe they are a two piece gizmo. If so how do they get installed?

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Old 03-22-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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They are "rivet nuts" . You can pick up a hand rivet nut install tool for around twenty five dollars to tighten them up.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:59 PM   #3
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Holy Moly! Hopefully there is another way other than the $25 tool that I would use on 2 rivnuts! Nice Caravel ...and the best vintage!
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There are a couple of these on the rear compartment door for 67 Tradewind. They are there to attach the license plate but turn along with the screw on mine. I took the inside cover partially off the door so that I could grab and hold them for screw removal. What is supposed to keep them from spinning? I can't see how they were installed, looks like maybe they are a two piece gizmo. If so how do they get installed?

Thanks,

Michael
The flush rivit nut, if you thread a screw of the same size as the nut into the rivit nut and grip the outer rim with a pair of pliers to keep it from rotating, then tighten up the screw and it will pull the inner part up tight against the inside skin. The rivit nut that sticks out should have a smaller thread at the bottom of the nut than at the top. Do the same thing on this one using the bottom size screw. Use these all the time. Can get them at Harbor Freight. Good luck. nm1oqrz
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Michael,
Come on down to Mississippi and you can use my Rive-nut tool. Harbor Freight is the place to get one. They are handy to have and you will find lots of uses for them when you by the tool.

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Old 03-25-2011, 10:09 AM   #6
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Bruce,

Love to come on down! Did not even think to check HF but will do so. They are OK for some stuff. Especially for seldom used tools. Don't think much of any of the tools that require hardened steel. Bought some chisels once and and could swear they were brass the steel was so soft!
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