what rivets to use

Old 01-20-2008, 01:40 PM
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When tubbing a car what is the best kind of rivet to use?I'm using aluminum right now,just wondering if they will loosen and if I should go with steel or even exploding rivets
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:08 PM
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If you have alum tubs, use alum rivets!!! Using steel against the alum will cause corrision called electrollis, ( DISSIMILAR METALS) not a good speller sorry,Went to trade school instead!!!!!!!!!!!! David.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:32 PM
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:shock: How serious is that :shock: I never thought about this til recently.I got steel tubs,but have over 400 aluminum rivets in place now.Nuthin rong wit yure spelin
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:24 PM
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also be sure to place the smaller flat washer on the backside of the rivet so it pulls up tight and displaces more holding pressure to surface.

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Old 01-23-2008, 10:24 AM
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look for aluminum rivits with steel nails, (hard to find), I have made my own by buying both steel and aluminum and changing the nails..... :shock:
The aluminum nails I find are almost useless, as they seem to break long before the rivit is pulled tight.
The other option is to use stainless steel rivits, the wont corrode the aluminum.
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:08 PM
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Thanks for the info guys.Like I said,I have a few hundred rivets in place now.Aluminum 3/16.Will they work loose being a soft metal or should I drill them out and use something else?
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:12 PM
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if they are in there now, and they pulled up tight, leave em.....
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:22 PM
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NO MAN--I THINK YOU SHOULD PULL THEM ALLLLLLLL OUT :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ---LIVELY
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:25 PM
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:shock: Not you again :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Seriously,you think I screwed up?It would suck to pull them out,but whatever it takes to make it last
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:27 PM
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NAW--IF THEY ARE TIGHT --LEAVE THEM ALONE---JUST CHECK THEM ONCE IN AWHILE TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVEN'T LOOSENED[ THEN REPLACE AS NEEDED] 8) 8) 8) THIS IS EXPERIENCE TALKING HERE ops: ops: ops: ops: ops: ---LIVELY
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