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Old 05-15-2019, 05:24 PM
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Default Elevator: blind or solid rivets?

Is it worth doing the solid rivets on the elevator? I bought the blind rivets. Does anyone have a compelling argument to use the solid instead? I figure they’ll look nearly identical with a bit of filler. Messing with the weird bucking bar looks like no fun at all.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:08 PM
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I would go with the solid using the long bar. That bar will come in handy other places as well.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:16 PM
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Solid was super easy with the special bar.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:39 PM
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Yep. I did solid also. You can buy the bar from Cleaveland tool. That’s what I did.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:50 PM
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I'll go the other way - was very simple and quick to use the MK319BS.

In general, I found that I used more blind rivets as the build continued. There are some places where trying to set a solid rivet gets to be near impossible. My thinking was that the odd Cherry was better than a solid rivet that is either badly set or has been drilled out a couple of times.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:30 PM
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Used the solid rivets on mine with the long bar. End result was similar to the opposite side using a tungsten bar.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:33 AM
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I'll go the other way - was very simple and quick to use the MK319BS.

In general, I found that I used more blind rivets as the build continued. There are some places where trying to set a solid rivet gets to be near impossible. My thinking was that the odd Cherry was better than a solid rivet that is either badly set or has been drilled out a couple of times.
I agree completely. Either rivet is physically capable of the job, so it just comes down to whether you want to buck it or pull it. And it’s a bad location for an “oops”.

Since you are contemplating, I recommend saving the money on the special bucking bar and do the blind rivet.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:11 AM
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The only downside is that that the MK319 is something like 30c a pop - no pun intended. On the other hand, if you are looking at $150-200k .......
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:25 AM
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The only downside is that that the MK319 is something like 30c a pop - no pun intended. On the other hand, if you are looking at $150-200k .......
Yeah. I bought 60 of them at $0.30/ea. $18 isn't really going to affect the budget. Worst case I use them in other places.

I really don't want to have to drill any of those out. A local builder offered to let me borrow his special bucking bar. He also said the elevators were difficult (and I can see why).

It sounds like there really isn't a compelling argument either way. I need to pick a path and move on!
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