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Old 09-29-2019, 10:53 AM   #21
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Default Re: Who sells frame bolts that look like rivets

A frame riveting party is a good Saturday endeavor for a local club or three or four guys who like to wrench on the antique cars. An ice chest full of cold ones is a prerequisite as well as a torch, some big rivet hammers, heavy duty cribbing, and an assortment of rivet sets & bucking bars made to suit. It's sort of like a barn raising that obligates you to help someone else in the party when they need same.
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Old 09-29-2019, 11:09 AM   #22
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A guy in our Model A club has a neat way to rivet. He touches an arc welder cutting rod to the rivet. Turns the entire rivet red hot. Buck it,hit it with the gun and done. I have helped him do this a couple of times.

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Old 09-30-2019, 09:26 AM   #23
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Default Re: Who sells frame bolts that look like rivets

I've used spline neck carriage bolts with good sucess.
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Old 09-30-2019, 09:53 AM   #24
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Here's a fast and easy DIY way to make your bolts look like rivets > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcNVwikV9WE


Here's a link to a manufacturer > https://bylerrivet.com/products/items-list.aspx?cat=214
Love it!
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:43 AM   #25
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Default Re: Who sells frame bolts that look like rivets

The only problem with those is that they are done for looks only. I know when I did my front cross member, I first flattened the rivet holes first for a tight fit and used lock washers and red Loc-Tite and then torqued them to the maximum specified by the manufacturer. When I sold the car about 10 years later, I told the purchaser about the repair. He checked it out closely, and everything was just fine.
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:19 PM   #26
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I used Tubman's suggestion years ago on an original 32 frame I had that was all apart when I got it. I hot riveted the cross members using the pneumatic tool bit Big Flats sells. They looked good, and the tool worked great. But when it came to the larger K member holes, I used Allen type button head screws with steel lock nuts. Why fill the Allen socket holes, I am the only who judges my car. Tubman is right on when he says the Allen bolts are stronger the grade 5, in compression and shear.
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:20 PM   #27
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I bought a rivet gun and bucks needed. Have the rivets also from roy. Someday when I finish the few metal work spots on the bed I'll get to it.


https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...t-map.1000472/


Please follow with pictures of your day. thank you.



This guy makes a pretty nice frame. old old thread.....
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-build.104217/





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