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hard rivets, copper?
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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

hard rivets, copper?

I have had some success with the eyelets just now. I'm using an automatic centre punch, like this:


I will or I will have a mate machine the tip so that it produces a nice roll over. Something like this:

 

The spring loaded hand tool from the eyelet manufacturer is $1300!!!! Hence making my own.

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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

hard rivets, copper?
hey would you know where maybe neil could check to find the back sides of the small 9v battery size rivets??? i have no clue where to search to help him.....
 you can get flat backs for regular size snaps but i'm not sure what size the smaller ones are or where to look?


Edited by californiajohnny - 12-February-2018 at 11:07AM
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JOHNNY , I spoke with NEILL Friday he said he had that under control ,WAS MAKING A TOOL 
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This works and the snaps are held securely but it is not very tidy.  It will be better once the centre punch tip has been machined.

Sorry, crappy phone photos:




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Wow, awesome work Neil!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NeillNZ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-February-2018 at 12:37PM
I'm now happy with the riveting. A friend has machined some tooling for me:


The one on the right on this picture has been done with the new tooling. Actually I went a bit far in this example(hit too hard):


I received version two of the mech and I'm still not completely happy with the fit.  I'm not sure how it is for you guys in the 'States but for my Australian Ford there has been a history if ill fitting and poor quality reproduction parts.  I'm trying to make this the best I possibly can.

So I chopped up the mech into 4 pieces and placed it on the frame, joined it with sticky tape, scanned it and modified the artwork.

I will order a 3rd mech. Probably don't need to but I would rather not risk ordering a batch of circuits that are not quite right. So when I receive the 3rd mech I'll test fit it and if that is right I'll order the first run of 10 circuits.

Here is the chopped up version 2 mech on the frame. I have blacked all the edges so that I get a hard edge when scanning it:


Here is the scan:


And the modified artwork. Can you 'spot the changes' LOL?





Edited by NeillNZ - 17-February-2018 at 12:39PM
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No, but I think I see Waldo...LOL
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