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Old 10-14-2009, 11:30 AM   #57
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What size olympic rivet was used on exterior of a 61 bambi? What tolls will I need to intall them?
Olympic rivets are an "after market" rivet, that's used when replacing missing exterior rivets, or doing exterior metal work.

There is only one size available, and they have a 5/32" diameter.

DO NOT use any olympics that use washers.

Always use a good sealer under the rivet head, before you insert it into the rivet hole. Vulkem or Par-bond sealers work fine for that purpose.

You can pull Olympic rivets, just like a pop rivet, if you have a decent pop rivet tool.

You then snip the pin off, then grind the pin down with a Dremel tool, or use a small file. This works very well and saves you from buying a "shaver" which costs in excess of $200.00.

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Old 10-14-2009, 12:39 PM   #58
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ok, but what size Olympic rivet? Mine have a bigger "hump" in them...I see there are numerous size available in the "olympic" rivets...thanks.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:41 PM   #59
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Oh, never mind..just saw post from Inland Rv..thank you very much!
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:46 PM   #60
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Does anyone know where I can find a handle replacement for the Bargman 77 lock? Mine is broken off....like others that I see..old posts are from 2005...
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:44 AM   #61
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Pictures of rivet procedures missing

Could you please re-post the photos of the procedure for rivets. All that comes up now is a bunch of boxes with red X's in them. Thank you
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:09 AM   #62
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Here is a good video that shows how to install and shave the rivits.

YouTube - Airstream Field Rivet Olympic
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:11 AM   #63
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Could you please re-post the photos of the procedure for rivets. All that comes up now is a bunch of boxes with red X's in them. Thank you
Read post # 57.

The proper drill size is a # 21.

A # 20, as some people use, provides a loose fit, which allows the metal to slightly move around the rivet shank.

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Old 12-13-2009, 10:40 AM   #64
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Could you please re-post the photos of the procedure for rivets. All that comes up now is a bunch of boxes with red X's in them. Thank you
As well as the great video posted above, the original poster re-posted the images he had put into post #1 into a new post he did, post #47.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:55 AM   #65
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Here is a great rivet removal tool:
Rivet Removal Tool`
It comes with several bits, including #21 and #30. #21 for exterior buck rivets, and #30 for interior skin rivets. You just order the extra bits you need. The tool does not slip off the head, and so you hit the center every time.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:09 AM   #66
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I got red x's instead of pictures. Would have liked to checked this out. Any ideal how to go around this problem fellows.
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Okie: did you look at post #47?
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Old 12-22-2009, 04:57 AM   #68
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Yes I have found it thanks so much for the help.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:48 AM   #69
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Thanks guys for the explanation. I am buying an AS and was wondering how to remove rivets and replace them again.
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Don't mean to be a moron, but I am desperate for this information right now and can't seem to find the photos everyone's referring to anywhere
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