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« on: May 04, 2014, 08:22:02 PM »

Need help. does anyone have detailed pictures of grille rivets attaching 1967 rs mouldings to center grille and revits holding it to lower valance.I see this topic was popular ,but have not seen any detaild pics.any help would be great thanks Anastasios
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 09:22:00 PM »

 I will be able to send you pics of my original RS grill w/rivets tomorrow unless someone chimes in sooner.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 08:02:45 PM »

thank you so much Mike.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 10:57:04 AM »

 Sorry for the delay. The car is on a lift and I had to go and borrow MY ladder back from my son to climb up to take the pics.
Attached are the images. Each time I take pics of my car for people I learn more about it.
What is of interest is that replacement rivets sold by places like AMK list the grill to trim rivet as black. I examined mine very closely and see absolutely no indication of anodized black.
It is raw aluminum. Same for the trim to valance rivet. Maybe LOS used a different supplier or AMK is in error? Also, I noticed something that is different from the assembly manual and that is the lower trim to valance rivet direction is opposite. The manual shows the rivet installed from the trim side down to the valance and my car has from the valance up to the trim with the rolled edge on the trim. Again, this is a LOS car so maybe it was different, or the manual is wrong, or it mattered on the installer? It would seem going from the valance up to the trim would provide more space for the rivet gun. Something worth a poll here I suspect.
 Here are the images. The grill to trim rivets are flat heads and the trim to valance has a slight curved head.


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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 06:32:15 PM »

I would have been surprised if the rivets were still black on your car.  They were manufactured with a black coating which wore off pretty quick from the elements.  If you look down the tube you will sometimes see a little black still there.

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 06:45:17 PM »

Thanks so much Mike. Those pics were perfect
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2014, 12:42:16 PM »

Does anyone know of a tool that can be purchased to put the new repop rivits on?
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2014, 01:06:42 PM »

I have not used this myself but I heard this tool works:

http://corvettespecialty.com/corvette-aero-rivet-tool-1953-82

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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2014, 08:09:50 AM »

My rivets to the lower valance are also from the bottom up. Norwood car.
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2014, 05:54:13 PM »

My rivets to the lower valance are also from the bottom up. Norwood car.
  That's good to know. That makes it 3 (2 originals + 1 restored using the same direction) confirmed. It makes sense to have the rolled edge on the trim side and not the valance side or risk gouging the paint or primer film and encouraging rust to develop there.

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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2014, 08:06:17 PM »

I have not used this myself but I heard this tool works:

http://corvettespecialty.com/corvette-aero-rivet-tool-1953-82

Mike
I purchased this tool and it worked great, very easy

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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2014, 08:10:30 PM »

 If you are looking to sell it, please let me know.

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