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Old 12-22-2020, 08:07 PM   #1
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Best price for rivets?

Roof raise and re-sheeting sides, forehead and rear.

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Old 12-25-2020, 06:48 AM   #2
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:43 PM   #3
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Looked all over that site and could not find 1/4" steel rivets to connect two 18 gauge to 1/16" framing. Can you post a link to what you used?
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Looked all over that site and could not find 1/4" steel rivets to connect two 18 gauge to 1/16" framing. Can you post a link to what you used?
They don't seem to have the 1/4" rivets for this. Jay-Cee has them: https://www.rivetsonline.com/closed-...4ffph/pr84ffph.

BTW, I bought a number of these for my bus and they are all around 0.26" diameter rather than their nominal 0.25", so you'll need a bigger drill bit than whatever you were thinking.
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Old 01-06-2021, 08:17 PM   #5
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Not sure if this is exactly what you were looking for: https://bylerrivet.com/products/blin...rivet-316-dia/

The URL says 3/16", but the description says 1/4". If you look under blind rivet s, they have many various ones available as "open-end", but a small selection under "closed-end". They even have copper/brass in open-end...

I'm not sure which type of rivets exactly I may want in the near future, but the site looks pretty reasonable for selection.
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Just curious, but what does the solid side rivet head look like after the rivet is pulled.
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Thanks for the pointer to Jay-Cee. I like Byler, but I'll pay more if needed just to be able to see pricing and order...which I see Jay-Cee shows. It's a pain having to complete a quote request with Byler, then wait for pricing. I like instant! Need rivets now... <said in a gruff growly voice>
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Old 01-06-2021, 08:33 PM   #8
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That may be a strong factor in my buying path too I don't like having to do the quote stuff either.

I also am curious on what the closed-end rivets look like when deployed.
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This is what the 1/4" blind closed-end SS rivets look like:



I put a little dab of Dynatron-550 into the hole in the middle of each one for aesthetics, otherwise the holes would be deeper.
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I also am curious on what the closed-end rivets look like when deployed.

From the front, I can't tell the difference between a closed or open end rivet.
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Cool. Thanks for helping me visualize that.
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Amazing to be ~10 posts into a thread on rivet prices without a single $ number...

For small lots (e.g. 100 / 250 / 500) of open ended blind rivets 1/8" diameter 0.188"-0.250" grip range recently I think I've paid ~$0.06 each for zinc plated and ~$0.07 for stainless. That's via Amazon so there is likely a cheaper way to buy them through a supplier and in larger quantities.
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This is what the 1/4" blind closed-end SS rivets look like:



I put a little dab of Dynatron-550 into the hole in the middle of each one for aesthetics, otherwise the holes would be deeper.
That's how mine come out, and exactly what I do.
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Looked all over that site and could not find 1/4" steel rivets to connect two 18 gauge to 1/16" framing. Can you post a link to what you used?

Call the guy.
Discuss needs.
Find out what other bus ppl. are using.
Get price.
Order.
Order more, get better price.

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Looked all over that site and could not find 1/4" steel rivets to connect two 18 gauge to 1/16" framing. Can you post a link to what you used?
Here is what I purchased from Byler rivet...they worked GREAT!

https://bylerrivet.com/products/blin...-rivet-14-dia/

spec sheet:
https://www.afshuck.net/us/uploads/B...20Brochure.pdf

I paid .34 cents each for 300 rivets.
Receipt attached:
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