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Replacing rivets (a hack)

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Old 04-10-2018, 05:18 PM
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Thought Iíd share a fix (hack if you prefer).

Donít know about other manufacturers, but Volvo has engineered a mess of rivets throughout the body, made so that removal is achieved only by destruction.



Rather than perpetuate that stupidity, I came up with a field expedient means of replacing rivets with ordinary bolts.

Point of doing this is to secure the parts with REMOVABLE bolts, like the rest of Western Civilisation uses.


Problem was, how to secure the nut end of the bolt combination to allow tightening/removal by one end onlyóthe secured end being out of reach behind a panel.

Solution
was to heat weld spare plastic bits round the nut end.


 
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:38 PM
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A hack indeed. Why not just rivet it back together?
 
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:05 AM
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It will work but I'd buy or borrow a riveter to do the job. It would just be so much easier.
 
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Old 06-02-2018, 02:18 PM
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Whatever works is good.
I like the approach the OP came up with.
 
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