I am looking to make the fenders for my 1915 Roadster and have spent the last couple of nights removing the brackets from some very rusty fenders that I have for patterns.
The heads of the rivets (top of fender) measure 18mm (45/64") across.
Jim Dix of the "Big Flats Rivet Co" (recommended) has measured the rivets on his 1913 T as being 5/8" (16mm);
Is this a 1913/1915 difference or maybe a US/Canada difference ?
Can some of you please measure across the rivet heads for me? Please include the year and country of manufacture.
5/8" on my 1915 US roadster, hope it helps.
Sorry, typo my roadster is a 14.
I have found that most rivets require a little reshaping to get them exactly as they originally were. Save some of your old rivets for patterns, and turn or file the new ones to the original shape.
Any others able to measure their rivet heads for me?
You can make some nice rivets using carriage bolts.
You file and shape them as necessary to match the originals.