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Old 09/08/2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Grill restoration fog light bracket rivets

i have read lots of posts on the grill. i decided to get a clean 1967 factory grill and take off all parts off my existing grill because it needed too much work. i have seen several grills at show and they have used pop rivets to attach the foglight brackets. i preferr the factory look so can anyboy tell me where to get the correct rivets i looked at AMK web site but cant seem to find any. any help would be appreciatted perhaps it is in one of the older threads but i cant seem to find it.
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Old 09/08/2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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Here's a thread about it.
http://californiaspecial.com/forums/...ead.php?t=4323
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Old 09/08/2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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perfect not sure why i didnt see this thread. Pauls latest book also spells it out as tinner rivets 1/4 x 7/32 Tinner rivets do you knwo if AMK has these?
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Old 09/08/2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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I Googled 'tinner rivet' and found that Grainger has them. Not sure if they have the correct size.

Is it the head diameter that's 1/4? I can't imagine it's a 1/4" rivet!!!

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/HAN...B52?Pid=search

You probably don't need 1300 of them?
Another option may be to use pop rivets and fill in the holes with something.
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Old 09/08/2012, 08:10 PM   #5
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Old 09/09/2012, 03:05 AM   #6
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I bought a bunch of rivets for grilles, heater boxes, etc from these guys...

http://www.hansonrivet.com/
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Old 09/09/2012, 11:02 AM   #7
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great i looked at their site they have the hand tools for install will call them next week. thank you
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Old 09/09/2012, 05:02 PM   #8
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That's who I purchased my rivots and tool from, I got the 2 inch deep crimper. It was approx. $200.00 for the tool.

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Old 09/10/2012, 04:33 AM   #9
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Yep, I choked, and paid the same for the 2" as well...

There is this option. I'd go this route if I did it again.

http://www.browntool.com/Default.asp...&ProductID=184
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Old 09/10/2012, 07:56 PM   #10
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Yep, I choked, and paid the same for the 2" as well...

There is this option. I'd go this route if I did it again.

http://www.browntool.com/Default.asp...&ProductID=184
wow guys your serious about this i was thinking the little hand held punches. is there an issue with those. i wasnt thinking to get into the grille repair business. but the deeper i get into my project im beginning to wonder. yanked the engine yesterday. not much left but a shell and trany.
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Old 09/10/2012, 09:30 PM   #11
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wow guys your serious about this i was thinking the little hand held punches. is there an issue with those. i wasnt thinking to get into the grille repair business. but the deeper i get into my project im beginning to wonder. yanked the engine yesterday. not much left but a shell and trany.
Ah, there is the age old wonder. Of course not EVERY one of us are this intuitive or involved with detail, and/or facts. However, there are those (myself deeply included) that literally get a "hard on" knowing that their car(s) look today as it left the showroom 44+ years ago. It is so exhilarating, and more to the point exciting. Yeah, you "could" just take the easy route (and i swear I'm not negating the fact of those who really don't care about precedence of absolute perfection) But it's the "little details" that make a car from "restored" and "restored to original". Hell Iv'e spent years perfecting what I deemed as "a concours" driven Mustang (my 67 GTA coupe) only to find several flaws that I thought to be correct. All in all, what really matters is that YOU are happy with what you restore, because this isn't just a cult, it's a way of life

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P.S i just pulled my 302 out of my cal and it looks so stellar i actually am impressed! Have fun with the motor my friend it is the "Crown jewel" to any car worth mentioning

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Old 09/11/2012, 01:39 AM   #12
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I prefer to think of it as a kind of personality disorder.... 7 years restoring a 68 S convertible the same on a S GT coupe and all I see that really sticks out are the flaws...
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Old 09/11/2012, 05:22 AM   #13
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I know exactly what you guys are talking about. I just spent the last three and a half years restoring our 68 HCS and many $$$$. Last week was it's first show at the MCA Grand National in OK. and we recived a gold award and were picked best of show by the fire cheif. Don't get me wrong I was excited about all of that but all I can think about is the 10 deductions out of the 700 point sheet. I will have all winter to work on them.
This was Bob Teets first HCS. Bob here is your first peek.
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Old 09/15/2012, 09:28 PM   #14
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brackets marked funny

another issue came up today as i took the parts off my 1968 gt/cs grille to prepare them for attachment to the 1967 grille i bought. I noticed that the 2 small upper brackets that attach to the frame have "L" on them. im pretty sure this is the original grille that i removed the parts from. does anybody else have the same issue with both brackets having the "L" stamped on them. im not talking about the fog light bracket they are marked correctly and have "R" and "L" stamped on them. it is the small brackets that attach to the top of the grille see the red circle on the attached photo
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Old 09/16/2012, 05:11 AM   #15
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They should have been left and right also. It could have been a factory mistake. Did they have the tubular rivits?
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