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Old 01-12-2014, 09:24 PM   #1
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What Size Rivets?

Sorry, if this has been asked before, but I did a search and did not find a definitive answer to my specific question.

I have popped a couple of rivets on the interior of my 28 International as well as a couple on the belly pan. So what size rivets do I need to buy? (.125; .375, etc.?)

Hopefully someone out there has the smarts for this one.

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Sorry, if this has been asked before, but I did a search and did not find a definitive answer to my specific question.

I have popped a couple of rivets on the interior of my 28 International as well as a couple on the belly pan. So what size rivets do I need to buy? (.125; .375, etc.?)

Hopefully someone out there has the smarts for this one.

Thanks again.
The underbelly and interior rivets are both 1/8 inch.

When replacing the underbelly rivets, use the 1/8 inch rivets that have a "large head".

Rivets shearing is a sign of several things, such as unbalance running gear, excessive rated hitch bars, excesive rated tow vehicle, and even bad rubber rods in the torsion axle.

It's wise to find the answer so that you can put a halt to the rivets shearing issue.

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Thanks Andy

I think most of the rivets (there are only 4) were the result of rough roads in Newfoundland last summer. I will definitely keep an eye out though over the next few months
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I think most of the rivets (there are only 4) were the result of rough roads in Newfoundland last summer. I will definitely keep an eye out though over the next few months
Could very well be the cause.

Since the shell does flex, a lost rivet here and there is not uncommon when on rough roads.

It would be wise to check the exterior roof as well.

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