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Originally Posted by flammenwurfer View Post
How would you go about riveting them yourself? Do you need special tools?
Couple of ways, you could use small carriage bolts. But a bucked rivet is pretty easy to do, you basically put an anvil against one end and smack the other with a hammer. If it is done in a factory setting they will either use some type of press or possibly an air hammer.

As soon as I can see one and get some pictures of the underside I will know how I would go about making one. I have a bunch of aircraft type rivets and tools...I own a couple of vintage Airstreams and my wife's uncle does vintage aircraft.

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