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68rsssrag

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68 Rear bumper bracket rivets
« on: November 30, 2005, 11:57:47 PM »
 Does anyone know what the shape of the exposed head is on the 2 rivets holding the rear center bumper bracket on 1968 cars?

 I believe it is a 5/8 inch OD round with flat head about 1/8 thick but I am not sure.

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Arno

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Re: 68 Rear bumper bracket rivets
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2005, 02:02:44 PM »
that sounds like the ones i've seen.i don't know how close to the original they are but i believe i've seen them on e-bay

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Re: 68 Rear bumper bracket rivets
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2005, 11:17:08 PM »
Hi Tinkeer

Any chance you have an ebay item #. I have looked for a while but never seen rivets come up.

thanks

Arno

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Re: 68 Rear bumper bracket rivets
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2005, 04:56:29 PM »
I can only speek of the 69's, and Rick's 1st gen camaro has repo rivets in there catalog. I have some on order but have not seen them.
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Re: 68 Rear bumper bracket rivets
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005, 11:51:40 PM »
Thanks, i dug in the plie and found i had them. Not sure I would risk peening these on a $600 chrome job.  Plan is to machine some stainless lag bolts to sane head and bolt bracket in.

Arno

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Re: 68 Rear bumper bracket rivets
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2005, 01:59:09 AM »
Check with Jim @ Heartbeatcity

I believe he makes these rivets as reproductions.

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Re: 68 Rear bumper bracket rivets
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2005, 12:30:00 AM »
Thanks, Jim is great (on a good day) but I have a set of them and used them as a pattern to make some bolt in versions. You start with a Stainless carriage bolt and turn off the square section under the head and then turn the head to match the rivet head. When it is all bolted up no one will see the nut and there is less (never say no when working on a freshly painted car) chance of damage to the chrome.

Cheers

Arno