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Old 02-09-2004, 10:04 PM   #1
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Olympic rivet tools

Anybody out there close to the Central Coast of CA (San Luis Obispo) who has the tools to install Olympic rivets? I need to put my new nameplate/logo on and I'd like to rent someone's tools or expertise cuz I have all of 6 or 8 rivets to do. Will swap or pay. Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:59 PM   #2
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Smallfry,

You just use a standard pop rivet tool to install Olympic rivets. You can get the tool and any home center like Home Depot.

The only special tool is a rivet shaver to give the Olympic rivet that smooth factory look. But its not required.

Don't forget to put a dab of vulkulm on each rivet before installing them.

Good Luck!
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Old 02-10-2004, 08:22 AM   #3
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If you own a vintage Airstream, go ahead and buy the pop rivet tool and a box of 100 rivets. You'll need them eventually. You can use a clipper and a file to clean up the tops of a few rivets rather than investing big bucks in the rivet shaver.

Have you taken a peek at your Bubble's underside? I'm not sure if the Bubble has a belly skin like later models, but if it does and it hasn't been recently refurbished, it's a good bet you've got more riveting to do ... !
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Old 02-10-2004, 12:55 PM   #4
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rivets again

Thanks Tube but I have a pop rivet tool and have done a whole lot of riveting on the rebuild on the Bubble. It's the head shaving part that has me stalled. The belly pan on my trailer has long been gone to the dump - it was a disaster area and a new will be built. Hopefully. One of these days.
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Small fry,

PM me an Adress and I will sned you some Olympics. Rluhr has the right idea, I have used a dremel to knock them down to make them presentable until I can get to someone with a shaver. I am lucky to have one I can borrow for a day if need be.
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Holy smokes we need a care package for the $250 SHAVER! The ONE TIME ONE USE TOOL! Is there a rental program one of you very smart tool owners has that I can leverage? I am going to begin replacing, resealing etc. my 8 windows in the 65 GT.
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:24 PM   #7
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Smallfry,

Don't forget to put a dab of vulkulm on each rivet before installing them.

Good Luck!
What color - gray seems obvious or is it clean VULKULM?
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:28 PM   #8
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Check with Our of Doors Mart, they had a rental program at one time.

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Every Airstream dealership should have a shaver, why not just stop by and ask for it to be done, I don't know why anyone would refuse to do that simple 1 minute job, I wouldn't hesitate.
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:37 PM   #10
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Oh Hello ODMRV Does rental! Olympic Rivet Dresser Rental HS310-5B-R [HS310-5B-R] - $249.95 : Out-of-Doors Mart!, More Airstream Parts on-line than anyone! Pay the $ 250 full price, return within 30 days get back $209!

Going to a dealer is another option!
Thank you thank you

Now to shop for the correct rivet size
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