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Old 08-09-2011, 11:54 AM   #85
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Do the Olympic rivets come in different lengths? If so, what do I need to replace a missing exterior skin rivet on the side of our 'stream?
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One length does it for any Airstream metal replacement.

Using the standard Airstream length works great.

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Old 08-09-2011, 01:13 PM   #86
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As far as I'm aware, Olympics only come in one length and since they are so unique in their construction and function, I don't believe a different length would be cost effective to make. Once you see and use them, you'll see.

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Old 08-09-2011, 01:40 PM   #87
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:39 PM   #88
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re tutorial pics

I would love to see your pictures but for whatever reason they just show up as red "X"s. Do you know why I can not pull them up? Seriously I need help on the whole rivet thing and I REALLY need to see the pictures.
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Go to the top of page three. My pictures are still there that photographically show the whole process.

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A very helpful thread. What a wealth of knowledge exists on this forum.
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Funny you should bring this up again... my father (an experienced machinist) is making me exactly what shelocta described: a version specifically designed to drill out Airstream rivets.

I won't have it until late spring, but when I get it the plan is to replace a couple of exterior panels with it. I will post here on the results and design of the device at that time. If it works well, I'll investigate having it reproduced by a machine shop.

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Hi, I'm new to Airstreams and would like to know how your tool worked out - any chance you could give me the info - thanks, Andy
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