Originally Posted by Intalleyvision
Did we ever come to a conclusion on the Rivets vs Bolts debate?
They both work fine.
Solid core rivets and bolts of the same diameter have vary close to the same shear strength.
If you have a friend to help you buck rivets, and the $$ in tools, go for it.
If you want to use the tools you already have, use bolts.
Bolts are also more readily available. Rivets can be a pain to get in some locations.