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Old 12-23-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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I'm replacing my marker lights with LEDs. The originals were riveted and used that for the ground. The new ones have 2 wires (red and black). Black is ground. But look at the pics. How do I get a rivet tool to pull the shaft with such a distance to the head?
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that's about 1/4" gap.
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Old 12-23-2016, 04:53 PM   #2
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Get a ferrule and use it as a spacer.
Should cost $.07 at Ace or mom and pop hardware stores.
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Old 12-24-2016, 10:27 AM   #3
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My problem would then be that the shaft of the pop rivet would not be long enough for the rivet gun to grab.
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Use sheet metal screws to mount the fixtures. You may have to remove the fixtures in the future for grounding issues so take the easy way out.
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My inexpensive rivet gun has a bit of a nose on it so that it'll fit into somewhat tighter spaces. Kind of like this:




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