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Rivet Information

Postby gary » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:33 pm

So my question for the aluminum airboat hull builders using rivets. What type of rivets and rivet driver are you using? Have a company name for the products and information? I would appreciate the feedback.
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Re: Rivet Information

Postby southern safaris » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:44 am

If your looking for rivets for the hull itself i always used aircraft rivets from aircraft spruce n specialty, maybe overkill and i could get them cheaper elsewhere but thats who i used, countersunk for the hull 100* head , and deck where universal head or brazzier head , the drivers were a package deal i bought have 1 flush for countersink and a variety for universal ,button,brazzier heads ,
Hanson rivet co, is another company that produces good rivets i use all the time as well i use them on poly and other tasks
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Re: Rivet Information

Postby John Fenner » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:48 am

Ok, Aircraft Spruce is my online supplier of rivets and hardware, they are very good with customer service.
AN426 is flat head rivets, AN470 is brazier head, so say you need to join 3/16 stringer to .100" sheet you would want AN426AD6-8 the AD determines the temper of the rivet if only A they are soft. The 6 determines diameter of the shank so a 6 is 3/16" and the 8 determines overall length 1/2" or 8/16ths.

AN470AD5-6 would be a 5/32 brazier head 3/8" or 6/16ths long for holding .063" deck material to 1/8th angle.
Your rivet set will be 470-5 if you go up in diameter the 470-× you order will coincide with rivet size.

100° Countersink and stop will be needed for flat rivets.
You will want #10 & #21 drill bits vs 3/16" and 5/32" for ease of rivet setting.
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Re: Rivet Information

Postby southern safaris » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:48 am

John , your a bucking machine!! :salute: i can't remember part numbers that well , but im sure you've got many many thousands more rivets under your belt than I for sure
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Re: Rivet Information

Postby gary » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:39 am

So what rivet gun do you use? Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: Rivet Information

Postby John Fenner » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:16 pm

A 4X is what you want, Sioux guns hit hard but have hair triggers, look for ATS aircraft tool supply, get a basic 4X gun.
Shop for clecoes there or like I do on Ebay.
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Re: Rivet Information

Postby gary » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:03 pm

Thank you!!

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Re: Rivet Information

Postby needcoffee » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:55 am

What size and grade of rivets for installing UHMW would you recomend? 3/16 bottom and 3/8 UHMW.

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Re: Rivet Information

Postby John Fenner » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:15 pm

3/16"+3/8 +3/16 =3/4 so AN426AD6-12
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Re: Rivet Information

Postby needcoffee » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:26 am

Thank you John.

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Re: Rivet Information

Postby cowboy » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:42 am

Nice postin' John :salute: :florida:

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Re: Rivet Information

Postby goldhunter_2 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:06 pm

I agree the 4x gun is the way to go, you can order extra springs and heads form "the yard store"
I order my rivets by the pound form ECAS (east coast Aviation Supplies Inc)
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Re: Rivet Information

Postby gary » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:50 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Rivet Information

Postby John Fenner » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:31 am

Yes, I may have to order one, the cleco gun I have has a hair trigger.
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