I purchased some front fender rivets from Big Flats Rivets. I assume that they are cold rivets. What tools are needed to install them? Thanks.
Are you sure you want to use these?
Coach bolts look almost the same, and can be removed later......
I currently have all 4 fenders removed for re-paint. Whoever restored the car 25 years ago used coach bolts and it was easy to remove the fenders from the stays. I shall use them again.
What are u calling a coach bolt? I used carrage bolts, grinding off the square.
Jim, you can install the rivets cold with a small ball peen hammer against a heavy steel or iron block or surface. cold rivets are very soft and do not take much to set. Back up the face of the rivet against a hard surface and strike the shaft of the rivet with light hits, dont try to set it in one or two wacks. The rivet length is important, too short wont hold and too long will bend instead of flare. The ball of a ball peen hammer can be used to form the mushroom shape of the rivet, many light hits will do the job, heavy hits will put splits on the edge of the mushroom head.
Probably the same thing - English term.
Head like a rivet with a square under it, then plain shank if it's a long one, then some thread.
We also have coach screws, but these are just large woodscrews with hexagon heads. Good for fastening the splash aprons to the wood blocks.
I did the same as Richard. Easy peasy. Almost broke my heart drilling holes in a brand new fender though......
Do you guys know if the waffle rivet tool was used on the 1926-27 rivets?
Is this used on the final step to peening over the rivet?