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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:15 am 
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Nothing comes up in the search. Thought it would be similar, but the head comes off only to show the casing. Do I need a size up drill bit to cut the casing corner off? FYI its the SX wing rivets. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:22 pm 
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1) Knock the rivet head(s) off (1/4" bit)
2) Remove what the rivet(s) was/were holding together
3) Knock the flange off the casing(s) (1/4" bit - gently - it's soft)
4) Drive the tail through with a 3/16" punch
5) Beer


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:39 am 
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OK, I wasn't daring enough to use the 1/4" and stop soon enough. Then I used a mallet- not hard enough. Need hammer. All is good. BTW, my castings were installed outside of what the rivet was holding together. I think thats wrong?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:04 pm 
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divimon2000 wrote:
BTW, my castings were installed outside of what the rivet was holding together. I think thats wrong?
The object of the casing is to make the rivet water tight. As long as it achieves that goal, I suppose it really doesn't matter where the flange if the casing is.

I have always put the flange flat against the mast extrusion before installing the tang / strap / whatever to the mast.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:10 am 
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Agreed, what you say seems more correct, but for some reason the rivets weren't fitting in that way. Only when I placed the casing on the outside of what was being riveted did it all fit. Oh well, It was watertight.

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