Thank you very much. I was trying to remember all the nomemclature that was used for the 'Cherry Max' rivets we used on the Navy Helicopters. I think pan heads were referred to as button heads, I even ordered rivet guns, but 13 years is a long time to remember for a jet engine mechanic working in the supply/tool room for a few months. (':oops:')
The dolphin striker has a slight reccession, so pan heads will work. I needed to know what grip range to use since the holes are different depths, (? 9/32" & 15/64" ?). I still need to clean the old silicon and corrosion off the striker. I guess the angle/position under the beam is just the best fit with no gaps ?
I can use the info for the chain plates & rivets, assume the same thickness in the front / side beams (? 11/64" ?) and make sure the grip range in there. Then find someone with an air rivet-gun or hydraulic hand gun. We never pulled 5 or 6s with a cheap hand gun. (':D')
update: My calculations determine the striker needing 2) 6-7 & 4) 6-8 rivets. (':D')
www.peerlessaerospace.com/pub/Productim ... RRYMAX.pdf