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Old 01-29-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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putting the belly back on

Hi there folks,
I'm getting ready to put the belly back on and just strated tracting down the rivets, so my next step would be to get the rivet gun...

Anyone have any suggestions or maybe have one for sale ?
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Pop rivet

Hi Augier, Take a look at this thread bellypan. I like these rivets for the bottom side. VTS
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Augier, Buy yourself an air riveter. The large flange rivets get hard to pull by hand after awhile and you will be putting in alot of other rivets around the belt line.
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Hi there folks,
I'm getting ready to put the belly back on and just strated tracting down the rivets, so my next step would be to get the rivet gun...

Anyone have any suggestions or maybe have one for sale ?
Use 3/16 diameter pop rivets, that have a "wide" head. Wide head pops have about a 3/8 wide head.

They cost a little bit more, but offer many times over, the holding strength from the originals.

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Augier, Buy yourself an air riveter. The large flange rivets get hard to pull by hand after awhile and you will be putting in alot of other rivets around the belt line.
I have this one and it works fine. It didn't cost vary much. When are you going to put it on, I don't live to far from you if you need any help.
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