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 Posted: Fri Jan 5th, 2018 03:42 am
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I won't be doing it but I like the idea, that handle is a great one to have.

I still want gauges on the A-Pillar !

Great write-up !



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I just need a reasonably priced rivnut gun recommendation as i have everything i need.



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MaDMaXX wrote: I just need a reasonably priced rivnut gun recommendation as i have everything i need.

How about this one. 
http://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/09331711



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Ah, thanks Mike, i forgot about that style - do we know what size works well?

I found these, M10 - carbon steel is not a fancy way of saying aluminium, right? :)

Rivnut Tool


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Still trying to get my rivnuts and tool for this - i noticed that rivnuts have a range of metal thickness that they can manage.

What is the metal thickness there? I ask because some of these rivnuts only go up to 16ga metal, would we need 12ga?



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Maxx, I do not know what the metal thickness is there. When I purchased the rivnut tool it came with selection of rivnuts, & I used the ones that where just slightly larger then the holes in the "A" pillar. I drilled out the holes in the "A" pillar to accommodate the rivnuts.



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Hmm, were they steel rivnuts?



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They were either stainless steel, or zinc plated carbon steel rivnuts.



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Have you tried hanging off them yet? Tested how secure they are for example?



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MaDMaXX wrote: Have you tried hanging off them yet? Tested how secure they are for example?
I use them to help haul my "old" body into my Ranger, I feel they are very secure.



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Sounds like they're solid and working then! :)

I found these, can anyone see any problems with their specs?

Zinc plated knurled steel rivet nut
Thread pitch: M6x1.00
Outside diameter: 8.9mm, length: 15mm
Drill hole size: 9mm / 3/8”, sheet metal grip range: 26 – 13ga
Head Dia: 12.4mm, head thickness: 1.4mm

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I have a set of metric drill bits. I would find a 9mm drill bit. The conversion is 0.354". A 3/8 bit is 0.359". The real question is will being 0.005" oversize make a difference?

If you could get a 45/128" drill bit you would be golden.:)Any time I use SAE tools for metric project I will usually foul it up.

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Tsquare wrote: I have a set of metric drill bits. I would find a 9mm drill bit. The conversion is 0.354". A 3/8 bit is 0.359". The real question is will being 0.005" oversize make a difference?

If you could get a 45/128" drill bit you would be golden.:)Any time I use SAE tools for metric project I will usually foul it up.

Actually, for your 9mm hole you can use a 23/64ths drill bit.

23/64 Bit Dewalt

Millimeters to inches conversion table
Millimeters (mm) (decimal) Inches (") (fraction)
7 mm      0.2756 ″     9/32 ″
8 mm      0.3150 ″     5/16 ″
9 mm      0.3543 ″     23/64 ″
10 mm    0.3937 ″     25/64 ″

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Dang it, i was supposed to pull off a trim piece this afternoon to check the stock hole width, but i got distracted pulling apart the extra seat i just picked up.



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Alright, braved the cold and pulled the trim, calipers showing 7mm or 0.275 inch.


Alright, that means i can get these rivnuts:
https://smile.amazon.com/Astro-Pneumatic-Tool-RN5M-Steel/dp/B01J7X4ECU/ref=pd_sim_469_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01J7X4ECU&pd_rd_r=3NGE1VP91T39HC3KFCDN&pd_rd_w=QQqXD&pd_rd_wg=fAzM1&psc=1&refRID=3NGE1VP91T39HC3KFCDN


And this tool:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N420A2D/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A14685ELI1WW0A&th=1



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