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Old 08-06-2019, 08:20 AM   #1
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Rivet Help

I am having trouble figuring out how to replace interior rivets. I get the part about drilling out the old one, but when I look in the hole there seems to be differing some cases the other surface visible and at about the right depth for the rivet to grab, but in others there appears to be either nothing to grab or it is deeper than the standard rivet grip depth.

What am I missing

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Old 08-06-2019, 08:38 AM   #2
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There may be cases where rivets join two sheets of interior skin, and there is no "rib" behind shere they join. In this case, you are just joining .032" sheet to .032" sheet, and it won't appear that there is anything behind there. You can use a very short rivet (1/4") to do this join.

In other cases, you have two sheets that are joining over a rib, in which case you can see the rib inside the hole. It may be flush, or floating around back in there. In these cases, you need a slightly longer rivet to engage it. It makes sense to have a variety of lenths availalbe to you for these different cases.

good luck!
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:41 AM   #3
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Super helpful. Thanks much.
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