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Old 27th November 2011, 07:26 PM
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Just looking to buy the rivets to attach the floor etc. Appear expensive little things! Can anyone suggest a reasonably priced supplier?

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Old 27th November 2011, 10:16 PM
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I got the ones (size recommended by saturn) for my floor and they were from screwfix and worked out really cheap. about 5 for 500
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Old 28th November 2011, 04:48 PM
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Hi Ken, I'll echo that, Screwfix Item code: 14233 Pop Rivet 3.2 x 10 - Pack of 500 for 5.28. After Boyes' el cheapo riveter fell to bits half way through rivetting, I bought the forged steel one from Screwfix, hell of a lot better. Dave.
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Old 28th November 2011, 06:17 PM
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mmmm iv been researching this quite a bit between here and locostbuilders.

and i came to the conclusion closed end, alloy rivets were the way to go

Bonzo's link

http://www.shop4fasteners.co.uk/acat...d_Rivets.as p

about 25 delivered though, a bit more expensive. what do other peepe think?
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Old 28th November 2011, 06:29 PM
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Sealed rivets would be my personal choice.

Perhaps a couple of builders could get together & split a box
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Old 28th November 2011, 10:25 PM
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I like your thinking Bonzo! Now i have another dilema though - aluminium mandrel, steel mandrel, stainless steel mandrel - too many choices!

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Old 28th November 2011, 10:32 PM
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I like your thinking Bonzo! Now i have another dilema though - aluminium mandrel, steel mandrel, stainless steel mandrel - too many choices!

Ken
that is why my floor is steel. Too much agony over rivets, I will just MIG weld it!
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Old 29th November 2011, 10:37 AM
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I did the same and just used up the 3mm plate I had left. Probly heavier for it but saved me money re-using and it was alot easier to weld it on. I'm only going to use rivets for the seat back & tranny tunnel panels personally.
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Old 29th November 2011, 05:05 PM
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Hi everyone I been thinking about something it might be a stupid thing but never the less here it goes I was thinking say for example one day for whatever reason you have to remove the alli floor panels and its riveted and you drill or cut the rivets out but what will happen to the rest of the rivets it will go into the box section and not be able to come out so is there perhaps a rivet that can be removed after or what ideas would you guys have in mind
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Old 29th November 2011, 05:11 PM
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How many do you need? I have a bunch (250 ish) sealed 4mm rivets left over from my build.
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