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Old 08-06-2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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Rivets.

There are many types of rivets on the market today.

Airstream uses "buck" rivets, "pop" rivets, and for the oops repairs, "olympic" rivets.

So........, if Airstream uses a lot of "pop" rivets, that could be considered discrimination, maybe???

How come they don't use any "mom" rivets???

Any body know?

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Old 08-06-2007, 03:57 PM   #2
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Hi Andy,

I believe that should be "person" rivets, these days.

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Old 08-06-2007, 04:00 PM   #3
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Hi Andy,

I believe that should be "person" rivets, these days.

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Or "soda" rivets...



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Because rivets were invented by a frenchman, and it's le pere rivet, not la mere rivette, the gender must be masculine. When you think about their construction, it is again obvious they are of the male gender.

Therefore, no mom rivets.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:46 PM   #5
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Talking Rivets v. rivettes

For your consideration, rivets are inanimate objects, whereas
rivettes are highly animated, lady Airstream towing marvels (some are moms) inspired by Carol wheel interested and Rosie the riveter.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:52 PM   #6
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You have to be careful. It's very easy to upset a rivet!
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You have to be careful. It's very easy to upset a rivet!
Boy is that the truth! I guess I need to look at the pictures again so I get it right next time.

If a pop rivet has a mandrel, what would you call the corresponding part on a mom rivet?
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Next thing we will hear is that size matters! All this time I have heard that it's not the size of the rivet but how you pop and shave it!
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The one key element I have learned is that weight matters when picking a rivet, and to be safe I'll say it doesn't when picking a rivette.


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