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Old 06-23-2019, 05:09 PM
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Default Who makes a close quarters pop riveter@

The title says it all. I need to put some pop rivets in the center flange of my horizontal stabilizer. The riveter i borrowed from work has far too broad a head.

Anyone know where I can buy one that fits?
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Old 06-23-2019, 05:16 PM
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Section 5 (IIRC) of the build manual tells you how to fabricate an off-axis pop rivet assistance tool.

Another approach is to buy a cheap pop rivet tool and grind the nose to match your needs.
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:03 PM
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Section 5 (IIRC) of the build manual tells you how to fabricate an off-axis pop rivet assistance tool.

Another approach is to buy a cheap pop rivet tool and grind the nose to match your needs.
I have used both these options with good success, after a little bit of practice to refine the technique.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:01 PM
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This tool has worked well for me:

Cleaveland Tool Close Quarter Rivet Pulling Wedge

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Close-.../#.XRAgDy3MxE4
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:09 AM
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I grinded off a "not-cheap" pop rivet tool. And after years and countless following pop rivets it still works perfect.
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:13 AM
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I ground a cheap pop rivet tool for close quarters. It works better than my more expensive tool so itís been my go to all purpose riveter.

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Old 06-26-2019, 06:06 AM
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This tool has worked well for me:

Cleaveland Tool Close Quarter Rivet Pulling Wedge

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Close-.../#.XRAgDy3MxE4
One of my most favoritist tools.... (please don't correct my spelling, it's intentional!)
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:08 AM
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One of my most favoritist tools.... (please don't correct my spelling, it's intentional!)
I think you meant "mostest favoritist". . .
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:26 PM
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I think you meant "mostest favoritist". . .
We need like buttons here....
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:38 PM
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The professional (expensive) tool would be something like a GageBilt GBP704E-Cherry Max riveter with the Cherry offset pulling head.

You may be lucky and get that combo on EBay for about $600 (but you could always sell it again afterwards for the same amount).

That said, I've used the methods described above with some success and also had to drill a few out again when the plug didn't pull through.

It's quite easy to make the pulling wedge described above from 3/8" square steel bar. I have a drawing somewhere that I could send if required (edit: drawing added).
http://forum.cubcrafters.com/attachm...5&d=1323101512

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