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Old 03-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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50's Hehr roof vent lifter arm rivet tool

Hello,

I needed help locating a tool for crimping the rivets that attached the LaDeau style lifter brackets to the vent

I've never used a tool like this before and hoping someone can help with this level of detail.

Whatever it is, it leaves a small dimple on the end of the rivet stem.

It also seems to be used to attach the hehr standard bars to the frames.

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Old 03-16-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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pictures of front and back attached

can anyone point me in the right direction?
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I have been using tinners rivets for that type of repair. Its a flat rivet and you hammer down the small end
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:18 AM   #4
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squeezing versus bucking?

Thank you, I have noticed these tinners rivets.

I have a feeling these original rivets have been squeezed rather that bucked. I think in some cases a more failsafe method of fitting them.

Attached is a squeezing tool i found. I wonder if there have been an previous posting regarding using this to tool to get the original detailing around the windows and ventings.

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link to aircraft site with the adapted clamping pliers for dimpling

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Those are called tubular or semi-tubular rivets. Search for semi-tubular rivet clinching tools.

Here is one guys DIY solution.
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can anyone point me in the right direction?
Contact Steve at www.vintagetrailersupply.com . He has really nice rivet squeezers that will do this job perfectly.
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Kind of looks like a brake ling rivet tool wood work. Check with Rivets from Aircraft Spruce
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thank you

thanks guys,

I have contacted steve to ask if can supply the dimple dies to go along with the squeezer he has for sale (very good price)

many thanks again.

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Cool thread. I always wondered about those kind of rivets.
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aircraft spruce does have the dimple dies for the squeezer. and they have a good assortment of different squeezers at great prices.
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Many thanks,

Bought the squeezer from VTS but they only have dies for the standard body rivets.

Will give Aircraft Spruce a call. It's the dimple on the back end I'm finding tricky to get.

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Help!

Has anyone reinstalled the hehr window bars and or roof vents using small, solid rivets that have been squeezed and dimpled?

If so, I would do with a few pointers in the right direction -

VTS, don't do dimples, just flush plates.
Aircraft do but only have 1/8th receiving plates.
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