Does anyone know where I can get the rivets that hold the dash mount to the "A" pillar?
I have looked at Mac's, Lang's, and Snyders, and they have nothing listed for them. I believe they are 3/16 dia.
They are flat on the door jam side, domed on the back side. I don't know if I get flat ones and peen the back round. Or if I get round rivets and peen them flat.
Either way, it will be a real b**ch to get to the two top ones. The pillar is in the way.
Has anyone ever replaced these? Any hints as how to do them, I have never done this type of riveting before.
I had to change the mounts, to go with the replacement cowl. The dash mounts different with this one.
The rusty looking one is before I removed it, and before I removed the rust with electrolysis.
Now I need to rivet it back onto the "A" pillar on my body.
Anyone know where to get the rivets?
I have ordered rivets from www.hansonrivet.com in the past. They have about any conceivable rivet. They have a chart on their website to aid in proper length selection. They might have a blind rivet that could solve your access problem. I used a bunch of them building an airplane.
Check Hanson for blind avdel structural rivets. They are available in flat heads.
Thanks for the lead. I will e-mail them.
You might also try Jim Dix at Big Flats Rivets. He specializes in rivets for antique cars and is a fellow hobbyist.