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Old 02-24-2019, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default 31 Coupe Windshield Pivot

Hello:

Does any one know if you can replace just the "pin" on the windshield pivot bracket? I have a nice windshield frame that is missing the attaching pin (see picture). Snyders has a replacement bracket, but 1) I really do not want to drill our the old rivets and try to re-rivet the frame. Not sure how to do that and afraid I will damage the frame. 2) I have not seen the rivets in the Synders catalog.

Any advice, resources of words of wisdom appreciated. Thanks - Arty
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: 31 Coupe Windshield Pivot

That "pin" is more of a clinch nut which is threaded on the inside. I'm missing one of mine but haven't started looking for it yet. You could, of course, be talking about the two pins/rivets that hold the bracket to the windshield frame. Just in case it's the threaded clinch nut. Here it is.

http://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A45475NUT.html
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http://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A45471B.html
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:51 PM   #3
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An alternate idea would be to use a binding barrel & screw type fastener. They are available in many different sizes and materials. These are 2 piece rivets. One half is a hollow threaded rivet barrel that accepts a machine screw. Check out McMaster-Carrs catalog listed under rivets for various sizes https://www.mcmaster.com/rivets.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:57 PM   #4
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Thank you both. I will order one form Mike's and see how if goes. Beats replacing the entire bracket. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:52 PM   #5
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Rivets are getting really hard to find. When you do find some grab them up.
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:11 PM   #6
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Bratton's has the replacement for that hole. It is called windshield press in nut. They work good.
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Old 02-26-2019, 07:01 PM   #7
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I've replaced those on mine. I had a very hard time getting them to press in tight enough to stay. They still wiggle a bit in the holes. If I was pickier, I might bring them to a machine shop to get them fitted tighter.
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