[DML] Re: Spinning screws in trunk
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[DML] Re: Spinning screws in trunk

Whatever you do DO NOT after grinding them down try to pull the 
remains out of the fiberglass black body,as the unseen half is 
compressed(or was compressed)against the back side of the 
fiberglass,in other words the unseen side is NOW bigger than the hole 
itself,Once it is compressed,any attempt to pull out the rivitnut 
WILL damage the fiberglass.
Your ONLY choice is to push them inwards(or downwards),this applies 
mostly to the rivitnuts that are rivited to the parts of the 
blackbody where the backside of the rivitnut is Not exposed,but 
inside the blackbody.Since of course the ones with the exposed 
backsides can just drop off,Once you grind down the rivitnut lip.

I found it less work using a hand held Die grinder with a small 
cutoff wheel,(I like using the air powered type)I would simply cut 
the head off the bolt,then grind down the lip on the Rivitnut,  

Harbor Freight sells the RivitNut Gun and Rivitnuts,BUT they are 
American Standard and will NOT accept metric bolts,no big deal 
since "we are" in America.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@... wrote:
> Hey Group,
> A semi-local owner trailered a non-running DeLorean?to?my house for 
basic restoration i.e. get it running again and reliable.? Nothing I 
haven't already done on my own car.? However, on this car, nearly all 
of the screws that hold the brake cylinder access panel to the trunk 
floor are stripped and spinning in the rivnuts.? I can turn them with 
vice-grips but the rivnuts are frozen to the screws.? I suppose I 
will have to grind off the heads and drill out the rivnuts, but how 
does one replace the rivnuts?? Is there a special tool?? Haven't had 
to deal with this issue before.
> Thanks,
> Andy Lien
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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