Can I use the all aluminum pop rivet on the rear brake bands
Instead of the tube rivets??
Thank you ..lorenzo
If they are counter sunk and the hard center from the pop rivet removed, don't see why not.
I used them on my '27 Fordor. They will be used only for parking, and not as service brakes. I had too much trouble installing the brass tubular rivets, since I do not have a rivet press. (Yet)
Ed,you don't think they will hold if used as service brakes. the pop rivet I have are all aluminum even the center pin
Pop rivets and a pop rivet gun seem innocuous but can be quite dangerous. When you squeeze the gun to set the rivet the stem can fly back and hit your eye, Be sure to wear safety goggles when riveting.
I bumped this up to the top because pop rivets are used by everyone. We don't need anyone to lose sight in an eye. It has happened with these rivets before.
They also make steel pop rivets, I never thought about the shank coming out and hitting some one, it has not happened to me, but I usually have my eyes on the side making sure the rivet is in the proper position, but Ted raises a good point.
Blind rivets (POP is one of many brands) are available in many materials; alum body/alum mandrel, alum body/steel mandrel, steel body/steel mandrel, stainless body/stainless mandrel, copper bodies, painted bodies and the list goes on. Shear strength, tensile strength & material (to be fastened) figure into rivet choice. Blind rivets are also available as open end rivets & closed end rivets. The head of the blind rivet is considered the primary side. Heads are available as standard flange, large flange & countersunk flange styles. The secondary side of the rivet is the back side which is formed by the mandrel ball when the tool pulls the mandrel into the rivet body. The mandrel breaks (at a pre-determined crimp point) when the secondary head is properly formed. The ball is designed to remain with the body when set. Blind rivets are designed to work in a specific grip range (total material thickness) with a proper hole diameter. Closed end blind rivets assure that the mandrel ball wont become dislodged after being set (thus the closed end). Blind rivets are great fasteners but do have limitations! Sorry to drone on! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!! Tex