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#1 rich_959

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:04 PM

Afternoon all,

 

Quick one..... I wanted to fit my late style grille with rivnuts, so that I'm not screwing directly into the freshly painted body every time the grille is refitted. Does anyone have a good suggestion of how to permanently attache the hockey sticks to the grille, so that it can be installed/removed in one piece?

 

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:40 PM

pop rivets.



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Posted 17 January 2019 - 03:51 PM

Cheers Nick



#4 Steve220

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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

I used stainless fasteners. Works well! Quite a bit of room behind the grill assembly.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 09:02 AM

What type of stainless fasteners Steve?



#6 Bobbins

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 09:55 AM

If the end sections are riveted / fastened to the grill does the grill locate satisfactorily using only the top row of fasteners? I'm using rivnuts in all the old grill attachment positions but fitting the end sections is a nightmare when the grills screwed up solidly.



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Posted 23 January 2019 - 10:12 AM

I intended to fix the jockey sticks to the grille, then drill some holes through the assembly to allow additional rivnuts (so that's it's not just held at the top). 



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Posted 23 January 2019 - 07:14 PM

What type of stainless fasteners Steve?

 

I used M4 dome heads and lock nuts behind then ground the backs of them down until they allowed the grill to fit flush.



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Posted 23 January 2019 - 10:21 PM

If the end sections are riveted / fastened to the grill does the grill locate satisfactorily using only the top row of fasteners?

No, it will flap about.

I pop riveted two rubber covered brackets that extend from the bottom of the grille & fit behind the bodywork, i also fitted rubber buffers to the grille where the outermost old hockey stick holes were.

Snug as a bug in a rug & grille/hockey stick assembly can be removed in minutes.


Edited by Itsaminithing, 06 March 2019 - 11:12 PM.


#10 MikeRotherham

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 04:53 PM

 

If the end sections are riveted / fastened to the grill does the grill locate satisfactorily using only the top row of fasteners?

No, it will flap about.

I pop riveted two rubber covered brackets that extend from the bottom of the grille & fit behind the bodywork, i also fitted rubber buffers to the body where the old hockey stick holes were.

Snug as a bug in a rug & grille/hockey stick assembly can be removed in minutes.

 

This something that I have been thinking of doing.

Could you supply some images of how you fixed the sides of the grill to the front panel of the car using the brackets?



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Posted 25 January 2019 - 08:30 PM

Grill buttons?




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