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Old 06-27-2010, 06:20 PM   #1
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Rivet sizes?

Trying to put AC shroud back together. Have 1/8th" holes. Can only find 1/8" by 1/4" or 1/8" by 1/2" aluminum rivets at Ace and HD. Of course I need 1/8" by 3/8". Tried using 1/2" grip, but rivet was loose. Any suggestions on where to find rivets locally? Or is it back to the Internet? Thanks. Jack
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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Keep looking locally or put a rivet washer on the backside to take up the slack. I get rivets from a variety of sources but Fastenal seems to have a lot of branches around, and will sell to the general public.

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Thanks for the response. There is Fastenal here in Savannah and will check them out on the way to work. Jack
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My local (in New Mexico) "Do It Best" hardware has 1/8 by 3/8 aluminum rivets.
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Fastenal has every variation of Aluminum Rivet I've needed so far. The link is here.
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:36 PM   #6
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Found them at Fastenal. Had put a washer behind 1/8" x 1/2", but still loose. Finally figured out the rivet gun "head" was too big to push tight against the AC shroud banding gap. The rivets are snug, but not tight. No major here since a watertight seal is not necessary since it is just the outside trim. Thanks again for the suggestions. Remodeled shroud cover pics to follow. Jack
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