[DML] Re: Rivnut replacement...
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[DML] Re: Rivnut replacement...



Take your Dermel and cut it off - being careful of course not to mess up the body. Using a putty knife as a backing can help with that.

Hervey still sells the tool and replacement riv nuts last I looked.

If it is a real problem you can install another riv nut close by and just RTV the old nut to seal it.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Welmoed" <welmoedj@...> wrote:
>
> Sorry I made a mistake in my below process.
> The one before last last action should read:
> 
> - You take the Allen key and hold the bolt in position while tightening the nut with the ring spanner (this tightens the rivnut in its fiberglas hole).
> 
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Welmoed" <welmoedj@> wrote:
> >
> > If the spinning of the rivnuts hasn't totally worn out the hole in the fiberglass you may try the following first:
> > 
> > - Take a (long) Allen screw and nut of the same size as the bolt for the rivnut. Also have a washer for this set.
> > 
> > - Turn the nut up the Allen screw so there's sufficient thread to cover all the threads in the rivnut.
> > 
> > - Put the washer on the bolt and turn the combination into the failing rivnut as far as possible.
> > (If the rivnut starts turning and you can grip it from the rear, do so and turn the bolt in as far to make sure it's gripping all the threads).
> > 
> > - Turn the bolt's nut until it touches the rivnut (locking up the washer).
> > 
> > - Take an Allen key and a ring spanner, hold the nut in position with the spanner while turning the Allen key in (carefully not to strip the threads of the rivnut).
> > 
> > - If you feel it's tight enough, loosen the bolt and take it out. Usually at this point you have returned full control of the rivnut.
> > 
> > If the fiberglass is destroyed you need to drill out the rivnut, rebuild the fiberglass and drill a hole for a new rivnut.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "DarkStar Media" <darkstarmedia@> wrote:
> > >
> > > In the process of investigating my clutch failure I have come to find that a
> > > number of my rivnuts spin.... anyone have a good guide on replacing these?
> > > 
> > > Do I need to fill the holes with fiberglass resin and re-drill?  
> > > 
> > > Also, over time the corners of some of the panels have been broken off... If
> > > I have to do some fiberglass work can these be repaired easily?
> > > 
> > > Thanx,
> > > Richard
> > >
> >
>




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