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Posted: 5/24/2005 8:31:46 AM EST
Anybody have a source for correct center support tube rivets that's cheaper than $2 each?
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 9:18:49 AM EST
I make my own from flat head rivets I bought from McMaster-Carr. The rivets are to long, to big in diameter and the head is bigger than the standard center support rivet.

So I chuck them in a drill press and turn them down with a file so the dimensions are close to the standard center support rivet. Takes a little time but you get around 55 rivets for $10.21 which includes shipping which comes to $0.19 each.

The first one I used was on my current build (AMD-65) and it came out great.

If you want to try this let me know and I'll post the dimension of the K-VAR rivet.
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