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Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2013, 04:09:20 AM »
Chick,

Still no activity on e-bay. I've sent him an e-mail approximately two weeks ago. No reply. I'm not sure if he is still offering this service.

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Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2013, 12:53:09 AM »
Cheater kit from a Corvette supplier.
https://www.paragoncorvette.com/p-361675-lower-ball-joint-rivet-kit.aspx
I used this w/ my PST kit. a big compromise.

I like the set up pictured above better.

Jim

I ordered a kit from Heart Beat City like the one you mentioned. I had originally ordered the rivet kit from HBC, but when the guy at the shop went to install them, there was a problem and he installed bolts instead. I was on a time crunch so now my ball joints are bolted in. I am planning to swap mine out with the new kit. Just curious how you tighten them and if the top heads spins or grips enough to get really tight.
Mike 1969 Grandma Camaro

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Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2013, 04:53:46 AM »
They tightened up just fine. There was a fair amount of friction between; the mating surface of the domed head, the shank thru the ball joint and the a arm seemed to hold the bolt and provide enough resistance to allow sufficient torque. Additionally you can use the strike method (Slugging wrench) to make darn sure they are tight.

These bolts were a fair compromise. I wonder how many tons it takes to clinch the real deal rivet?

Jim
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Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2013, 05:10:43 AM »
They tightened up just fine. There was a fair amount of friction between; the mating surface of the domed head, the shank thru the ball joint and the a arm seemed to hold the bolt and provide enough resistance to allow sufficient torque. Additionally you can use the strike method (Slugging wrench) to make darn sure they are tight.

These bolts were a fair compromise. I wonder how many tons it takes to clinch the real deal rivet?

Jim

Thanks Jim that is great info. Just what I was looking for.
Mike 1969 Grandma Camaro