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Old 10-06-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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Window rivets!

Removing side window. Had it at a 90 degree angle waiting for it to release. It did not release so raised it a little higher. Must have gone way beyond the 90 degrees and the ten rivets that hold the piece that slides into the holder broke. Now have a floppy piece of trim. These rivets do not look like pop rivets. What do I do now? Is there someplace I can go to get them replaced here in Savannah. Would guess they are bucked rivets. Do not want to leave the AS exposed to the "have nots" who "take all". May have to spend the night in the AS. Help! Thanks. Jack

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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You can use 5/16 to 1/2" length 1/8th" standard rivets in a pinch.
Sold at the local hdwr store...a thin layer of caulk in the hole
and atop the rivet head is good.

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Old 10-08-2010, 05:49 AM   #3
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Thanks for all the quick help. Ended up using 1/8" short pop rivets. Upon closer inspection I see where there was a problem with this window and it had been "fixed" before. Straightened the hinge edge and reriveted with sealer. Shiney and new gasket. Most of the time was spent removing old gasket and years of corrosion. Did learn to clean out hinge track before removing next window. Thanks. Jack
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