Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
bganso's Avatar
 
1994 30' Excella
Truckee , California
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 214
Images: 1
Rivet Type - Door Strike Plate

The rivets on our door strike plate are loose. This may be a dumb question, but is there a specific type of rivet to use to replace the originals?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0301.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	457.9 KB
ID:	153411  
__________________

__________________
bganso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
BIGED52's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
MILAN , Illinois
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,889
Bucked rivets are my guess!

They are most likely bucked rivets placed before the skins were attached to the door frame. You could pull the inside panel(s) off and replace with new bucked rivets or try to peen the existing rivets over to tighten them up. Otherwise, drill them out and replace with Olympic rivets and shave the heads down to look like original rivets. Ed
__________________

__________________
1967 Safari Twin "Landshark" w/International trim package
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT
FORUMS MEMBER SINCE 12/16/2004AIR#7110
"My tire was thumping, I thought it was flat. When I looked at the tire, I noticed your CAT!" Burma Shave
BIGED52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
vswingfield's Avatar
 
1983 34' Excella
1967 24' Tradewind
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,773
Images: 32
They are 3/16 pop rivets. They are original.

Airstream also used them on the pocket in the door for the deadbolt on my Excella. I had to remove that one to run new weatherstrip on the door.

They are available at Home Depot. I think I used 1/2" long ones. (I also have them in 1/4" length, but seem to remember that they were too short)

They are much easier to deal with than bucked or Olympic rivets. All you need is the proper sized drill and a pop riveter.
__________________
Vaughan
vswingfield is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
door handle susans69 All Argosy Trailers 26 05-30-2017 11:23 PM
Anyone know where to find the outside access door hinges? Roothawg Vintage Kin 10 05-13-2012 05:21 PM
banana / belly skin - plastic type Chuck Neir Exterior Restoration Forum 3 03-14-2012 09:13 AM
Door latch broke, after it was closed! frscott Exterior Restoration Forum 2 03-11-2012 02:34 PM
Bath door won't stay shut dgmelp Flat-Front (Cutter, Clipper, XC, XL & Skydeck) Motorhomes 14 03-09-2012 08:28 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.