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Old 11-07-2016, 04:06 PM   #1
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What Type of Rivet is this?

Does anyone know what type of rivets are shown in the photos (outside and inside views)? A PO on our 55 installed these in an exterior skin repair. They appear to have a mandrel that has been shaved. It doesn't look like the typical Olympic. If these are not structural and could potentially leak, I will drill them out and replace with bucked rivets. Thanks
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:21 PM   #2
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Those are an early type of blind rivet. They were called "self plugging friction lock blind rivets". They were made by both the Olympic and Cherry companies. I believe they are obsolete but I could be wrong. They were not used in any structural applications due to the low shear strength. I haven't seen them for many decades in the aviation world that I live in.
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Thanks for the info. There's only about 100. I will drill them out and replace.
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