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Old 04-01-2006, 03:42 PM   #1
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Olympic Rivets...again

Can anyone please tell me the part numbers for the correct Olympic Rivets used on an Airstream? As I understand it, these are now manufactured by Gesipa Fasteners USA and their numbering system is different from the old Olympic Fastenings Systems parts numbers. I know there are online retailers that sell these, but I'd like to find local suppliers for sundry items that I'll likely need frequently.

Secondly, can you use a standard rivet gun for the Olympic rivets?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:38 PM   #2
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I have no idea about the number issue but I can tell you that the Olympic rivets work with a standard pop-rivet hand tool or a pnuematic gun. I bought my pnuematic one at Harbor Frieght and have been very happy with it. It came with 3 or 4 different sizes of nose pieces for different sized rivets. Ceck out the following:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93458
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...itemnumber=167

I think the one that I bought a while back was actually the second one but it was on sale at the time for more like $29.95. Both tools seem about the same and should work fine.

By the way the Harbor Frieght stores will honor the Internet sales if you bring in a print out of the sales item even though it may not be on sale in the store at the time.

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:55 PM   #3
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rivet part number

Cameron, as best as I can ascertain the Olympic part number is RV6607-0505 I googled Olympic ivet and found a website that listed only one 5/32 aluminum rivet with a shaveable head. I have had this question up on the baord for some time and got no answer. So I just got to lookin around. Curt
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Thanks for the information malconium.
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Cameron, as best as I can ascertain the Olympic part number is RV6607-0505 I googled Olympic ivet and found a website that listed only one 5/32 aluminum rivet with a shaveable head. I have had this question up on the baord for some time and got no answer. So I just got to lookin around. Curt
That's the number I'm leaning toward as well. This type of rivet doesn't appear to be a familiar item to machine and hardware shops up here in Canada, but I've come across a few that are willing to order them if I can find a part number. Since Gesipa bought out Olympic, the numbers listed in the Airstream Service Manual no longer apply. If I was in the US, ordering from one of the vendors on this board wouldn't be a huge issue, but once I pay the exchange rate and duty, those good prices disappear very quickly. I suppose it might be best for me to contact Gesipa directly. If I find anything out, I'll let you know.
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I use these from VTS http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/...Code=VTS%2D179
I have only used a dozen or so. I used a standard hand pop rivet tool and used a Dremel Tool to clean them up.
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Does the air riveter take the rivets one by one, or is it like a nail gun with strips of rivets?

AZ, what attatchment on the dremel did you use? That 200$ shaver bit is outrageous!!
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I use these from VTS http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/...Code=VTS%2D179
I have only used a dozen or so. I used a standard hand pop rivet tool and used a Dremel Tool to clean them up.
Did the same thing - used about 30 so far - work well and look original with some careful work with the Dremel.
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I ordered a couple of packages from Andy at Inland RV and received them early this week. Sadly, no one in Canada seems to sell these other than the local Airstream dealer...they want $0.79 for each rivet! As much as I like to support local business, I'll have to buy elswhere if they're going to try to fleece me like that!
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Which Dremel Tip?

Which Dremel tip produces the best results?

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I cut the excess shaft off with a cutter disk then smooth everything out with an orange color stone wheel that is concave at the end. I have to fool with the speed a little, on my unit half speed is right for me.
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