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Posted: 10/1/2005 5:34:43 PM EDT
I have an idea "on the cheap" to mash rivets, that is if a 4" vise will mash them. What do you think
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 6:15:56 PM EDT
Just take a steel block, drill a 1/4" dimple in it and use a hammer for the long rivets. Just tap it until the end is smashed. Be sure to apply pressure so the rivet does not back out. For the front ones use a the bolt cutter tool.

Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:01:11 PM EDT
rivets are pretty soft, I'd bet you could
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 8:48:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 8:49:13 PM EDT by tapeo1]
I use a 5" vise with a dimple plate for squeezing the rear long rivets. Depending on the long rivet length (there is some variation) I sometimes have to trim a little off. I make it so 3/16" sticks out the side before I squeeze with the vise and that it's 1/16" after I squeeze. Hope that helps.
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