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Old 02-27-2011, 09:35 AM   #1
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Question Rivet Installation / Air Hammer

I would like to replace the corner covers on my hood and the rubber parts that are riveted onto the hood.

I have this kit minus the yellow rivet tool.

http://www.brattons.com/product.asp?...istory=related

What size air hammer would work with the rivet installation kit I have? Would this one work??



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Would the yellow rivet tool from Brattons work for what I want to do? I am not sure it would be deep enough.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: Rivet Installation / Air Hammer

Bill,

Those can be some hard to get at areas. You might try this:
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...etsqueezer.php
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Bill, you are flirting with disaster using a pneumatic tool to set tubular rivets. I use something similar to this tool.

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Old 02-27-2011, 12:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Rivet Installation / Air Hammer

That is a "Must Have" item for work around finished paint.
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Bill, you are flirting with disaster using a pneumatic tool to set tubular rivets. I use something similar to this tool.

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Old 02-27-2011, 12:13 PM   #5
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Tubular rivets can be set nicely with a pneumatic tool - I have done it. Brent is correct that the very small tubular rivets could be a problem with an air hammer like for the hood rivets. You do need to buy a special semi-tubular tool bit to use to do it on larger rivets. I bought my tool from Big Flats Rivet company. It works very well on 3/16" semi-tubular rivets used for riveting metal seat fames together and installing the metal seat stops on the wood frame of a coupe seat cushion. I have done both with very nice looking results. You do need to reduce the air pressure to 40-50 # as the tubular end is a little fragile. I think the yellow tool you have in the picture would work fine for hood corner rivets. I think the hood rivets are very similar in size to brake rivets, which the tool was made for setting. Hope this helps.
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