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Old 05-25-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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Buck Rivet and Rivet

Silly question I know however can someone explain to me what the differance is in a Buck rivet and a Rivet ? Having an AS I figure it's a good thing to know

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Old 05-25-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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Man sometime I wonder ! My Terminology was completly wrong there are solid rivits and blind rivits

Solid rivets
Solid rivets are one of the oldest and most reliable types of fasteners, having been found in archaeological findings dating back to the Bronze Age. Solid rivets consist simply of a shaft and head which are deformed with a hammer or rivet gun. The use of a rivet compression or crimping tool can also be used to deform this type of rivet; this tool is mainly used on rivets close to the edge of the fastened material, since the tool is limited by the depth of its frame. A rivet compression tool does not require two people and is generally the most foolproof way to install solid rivets.
Blind Rivets
Blind rivets, commonly referred to as pop rivets, (POP is the registered brand name of the original blind rivet manufacturer owned by Emhart Teknologies) are tubular and are supplied with a mandrel through the center. The rivet assembly is inserted into a hole drilled through the parts to be joined and a specially designed tool is used to draw the mandrel into the rivet. This expands the blind end of the rivet and then the mandrel snaps off. These types of blind rivets have non-locking mandrels and are sometimes avoided for critical structural joints because the mandrels may fall out, due to vibration or other reasons, leaving a hollow rivet that will have a significantly lower load carrying capability than solid rivets. Furthermore, because of the mandrel they are more prone to failure from corrosion and vibration. Unlike solid rivets, blind rivets can be inserted and fully installed in a joint from only one side of a part or structure, "blind" to the opposite side.[2]
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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Bucks are the male rivet. The female is just called a rivet.

Buck rivets are solid rivets that are installed by bucking. The rivet is pushed on the head by a rod in air gun many times real fast against a heavy bar called a bucking bar. Go here to see the many type of rivets.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #4
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Bucks are the male rivet. The female is just called a rivet.

Buck rivets are solid rivets that are installed by bucking. The rivet is pushed on the head by a rod in air gun many times real fast against a heavy bar called a bucking bar. Go here to see the many type of rivets.
Thank You for the explanation guess the AS use the Blind Rivets same as Bucks and rivet
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #5
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They also use Olympic rivets.
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Here is an old post of mine that shows pictures of the different kind of rivets.

Rivet Types - Post #14

Basically there are three different kinds of rivets:

Bucked Rivets - Solid and strong - BUT, you must have access to both sides of the rivet in order to install them. Also, in most cases, a second person to help install them. These are the kind that were originally used on your Airstream exterior.

Olympic Rivets - three legged with heads that look like solid bucked rivets, if they are shaved properly - can be installed w/o removing interior panels. These are often used as replacements for bucked rivets when you don't want to or can't dismantled your entire interior to access the back side of the panels being riveted. Not as strong as bucked but strong enough for most small repair projects and/or non-structural uses.

Pop Rivets - the kind you can get at the hardware store, they have a stem & hole in the center - can also be installed w/o removing panels but were only used on the interiors of Airstreams. They aren't nearly as strong as the other two types.


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