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Old 03-04-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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replacing olympics with bucks

My interior is out and my exterior has some leaking olympic rivets. I'll replace all the olympics and a few bucks with buck rivets. I've read here that 1/8 bucks expand to completly fill their hole. The question I have is will the 1/8 bucks seal the hole left by the removed 5/32 olympics, or do I need to use 5/32 bucks?
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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You will need 5/32" solid ("bucks") rivets.

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5/32" Universal buck rivets have a head diameter that is the same as the original Brazier head rivets. If you use 1/8" Universal rivets the head will be noticeably smaller. Better to use 5/32" for that reason.
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Dumb question I know but if I don't ask I won't know so here it is---- are bucking rivets also called solid rivets? Can you buy them at any hardware store or where? My interior is out of my AS and now is the time to do it right! Thanks! Dale
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Bucked rivets are solid rivets that have been "bucked" with a rivet set and bucking bar. You would need a rivet gun and bucking bar.

Check Aircraft Spruce or Airparts Inc for sheet, tools, rivets and other stuff.
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<snip> ...are bucking rivets also called solid rivets? Can you buy them at any hardware store or where?
Check out this thread for an explanation on the different kinds of rivets. Start at Post #14.

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Thanks, read the referred post and more. Unless someone warns me off I'll use 5/32 Universal buck rivets for all replacements. Shure going to make the job easier.
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