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Old 09-01-2019, 12:38 PM   #11
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I posted a link and contact info for the folks I bought my rivets from in my build thread.

The gent I spoke with was very knowledgeable and even knew a fair bit about buses. He helped me with selection of proper size, style and grip range.
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Old 09-01-2019, 03:06 PM   #12
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I think I can solve the mystery.


Its a Belgian man. His name is Wim. I've been busy but he called me frantically about rivets in the middle of my storm prepping.
He's really nice but stressed about grip range, rivet length, etc.
hope you fair well charlie i am in prep mode also cause it looks like it gonna make a hard right and head my way.
I just got my house back together from last september
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:53 PM   #13
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I have exchanged phone calls with a number of members here as well as skoolie fans outside of the forum.
IIRC I gave it to him since his bus was out there in Oregon when he got it.
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:22 PM   #14
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I think I can solve the mystery.


Its a Belgian man. His name is Wim. I've been busy but he called me frantically about rivets in the middle of my storm prepping.
He's really nice but stressed about grip range, rivet length, etc.
Cb good luck man with the storm man ! It lookin Gnarly!
I have a question about rivets !

International bus 2002
Iím drilling them out with a number 8 or 10 bit.
Not sure I get them from work. But usually what size should I go with or whatís usually manufacture sized rivets.
I want to to order some solid pop rivets ... or the self closing ones and also some buck rivets .
I need a bit too.

So say Iím going through 2 pieces of 14 gauge hat channel.
And old 16 garage sheet and my new 16 gauge sheet?
What grip range shall I need ?
If I bored a hole out too big should I go with 5/16 instead of 1/4 ... I think thatís standered ?
I need to make a order here pretty soon
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:16 PM   #15
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Cb good luck man with the storm man ! It lookin Gnarly!
I have a question about rivets !

International bus 2002
Iím drilling them out with a number 8 or 10 bit.
Not sure I get them from work. But usually what size should I go with or whatís usually manufacture sized rivets.
I want to to order some solid pop rivets ... or the self closing ones and also some buck rivets .
I need a bit too.

So say Iím going through 2 pieces of 14 gauge hat channel.
And old 16 garage sheet and my new 16 gauge sheet?
What grip range shall I need ?
If I bored a hole out too big should I go with 5/16 instead of 1/4 ... I think thatís standered ?
I need to make a order here pretty soon
Instead of having 2 different size rivets, use a backer washer or the head off another rivet on the back side,
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:51 PM   #16
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Cb good luck man with the storm man ! It lookin Gnarly!
I have a question about rivets !

International bus 2002
Iím drilling them out with a number 8 or 10 bit.
Not sure I get them from work. But usually what size should I go with or whatís usually manufacture sized rivets.
I want to to order some solid pop rivets ... or the self closing ones and also some buck rivets .
I need a bit too.

So say Iím going through 2 pieces of 14 gauge hat channel.
And old 16 garage sheet and my new 16 gauge sheet?
What grip range shall I need ?
If I bored a hole out too big should I go with 5/16 instead of 1/4 ... I think thatís standered ?
I need to make a order here pretty soon
see post #8...
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Cb good luck man with the storm man ! It lookin Gnarly!
I have a question about rivets !

International bus 2002
Iím drilling them out with a number 8 or 10 bit.
Not sure I get them from work. But usually what size should I go with or whatís usually manufacture sized rivets.
I want to to order some solid pop rivets ... or the self closing ones and also some buck rivets .
I need a bit too.

So say Iím going through 2 pieces of 14 gauge hat channel.
And old 16 garage sheet and my new 16 gauge sheet?
What grip range shall I need ?
If I bored a hole out too big should I go with 5/16 instead of 1/4 ... I think thatís standered ?
I need to make a order here pretty soon
Re 'POP' Rivets on a skoolie

Specified 2 thicknesses of each Gauge 14 and 15 sheet steel.

14 gauge = 0.078125" x 2 = 0.15625"
16 gauge = 0.0625" x 2 = 0.125"

Total thickness = 0.28125" = 9/32"

Grip Range needs to include the above figure for example, a 3/16 rivet with a 1/4 to 3/8 and have a rivet length around 1/2". The drill size will be a number 11 and will probably specified by the rivet supplier

Material of the rivet and it's mandrel should both be steel (not stainless steel) and if exposed to weather should have a closed end. Different manufacturers have different names for closed end rivets. Two names I've come across are 'domed' and 'protruding head'. Buyer beware.
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Re 'POP' Rivets on a skoolie

Specified 2 thicknesses of each Gauge 14 and 15 sheet steel.

14 gauge = 0.078125" x 2 = 0.15625"
16 gauge = 0.0625" x 2 = 0.125"

Total thickness = 0.28125" = 9/32"

Grip Range needs to include the above figure for example, a 3/16 rivet with a 1/4 to 3/8 and have a rivet length around 1/2". The drill size will be a number 11 and will probably specified by the rivet supplier

Material of the rivet and it's mandrel should both be steel (not stainless steel) and if exposed to weather should have a closed end. Different manufacturers have different names for closed end rivets. Two names I've come across are 'domed' and 'protruding head'. Buyer beware.
I bought a bunch of 1/4" rivets and the manufacturer specified F bits which are nominally 0.257". The rivets turned out to measure about 0.26", rendering my package of F bits kind of useless.
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:20 AM   #19
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I bought a bunch of 1/4" rivets and the manufacturer specified F bits which are nominally 0.257". The rivets turned out to measure about 0.26", rendering my package of F bits kind of useless.

Sounds like they really F'd it up!
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:22 AM   #20
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I bought a bunch of 1/4" rivets and the manufacturer specified F bits which are nominally 0.257". The rivets turned out to measure about 0.26", rendering my package of F bits kind of useless.

On the bright side, you now have some nice new shiny F bits.
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