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#1 rich_959

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:20 PM

Afternoon all,

 

Potentially daft question but can anyone advise if the door mirror nutserts on late model door skins are welded in, or are they just supposed to be a push/interference fit? My doors have been re-skinned at some point, and it's had holes drilled for earlier mirrors 36 mm apart (in the wrong place too - far too far back) so I want to return it to standard at bodywork time so I can fit the mirrors I want. I can work out position from pictures, but is there a template available, to get it spot on?

 

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 02:56 PM

Pretty sure they are rivnuts.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:27 PM

Thanks Panky, that makes sense. So they're 'popped' in with a rivet gun?

 

Here's the part...

http://minispares.co...ic/ADU2038.aspx



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:46 PM

Yep you need a special tool to fit them but I think you can use a bolt to squash them into place. I've never fitted a rivnut so hopefully someone who has will put you right. If you search for then on Ebay it may give you an idea.



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 04:00 PM

It can be done no problem with a nut and bolt and and a couple of spanners,

if your are ever over in the West of the county you can borrow this from me,

 

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won't be using it for a while, 

 

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 04:07 PM

Do you need an individual adapter for a particular thread or do they just slide down the bore of the rivnut?



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Posted 30 January 2018 - 04:23 PM

Excellent info, thanks guys. So whatever the bolt spec of the standard mirror is - you're basically forcing the same thread through the rivnut, which spreads it wide enough to grip the door skin?

 

Next stupid question....... how big a hole do I need to drill?! I'll wait til I get the rivnuts and just measure with calipers :D



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:17 PM

It works a bit like a classic rivet, adapter for each thread, screw in and pull out...

Picture is easier...
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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:30 AM

Great diagram MacGyver, thanks very much.



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Posted 03 February 2018 - 09:59 AM

I drilled mine to accept M6 rivnuts. Trial fit of the mirrors shows a great fit!

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 08:24 PM

Hi,

 

I have just bought some Rivnuts from Mini Spares (ADU2038) but can anyone tell me what thread bolt/screw I need to fit them as my original bolts seem to be the wrong thread?

 

I need these as I am about to fit a new door skin and want to fit the Rivnuts first. 



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:45 AM

If you're fitting the rivnuts using a bolt and spacers just find a bolt that is a correct fit in the Rivnut, it's likely to be metric. I'd suggest however investing in a proper Rivnut tool, you'll use it plenty more once you have it!



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:34 PM

3/16" UNF.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:57 PM

you can get the UNF rivnuts OK but I can't find a source for an insert or even complete tool to put them in .. (unless you spend a fortune getting one from the states)

 

very happy to be proved wrong!



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:23 PM

Problem with going imperial rivnuts is its expensive. As I said above, M6 works just fine and readily available and cheap stainless fasteners can be found.




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