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Best Answer nicklouse , 21 May 2019 - 02:59 PM

just use a well lubricated bolt some washers and a nut,

 

and a couple of spanners.

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#1 Junior Mini

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:58 PM

Hi forum folk, does anybody know where i can get the 3/16" UNF riv nut mandrel or complete tool for fitting the door mirror rivit nuts to the door skins?

Searched the usual places but 3/16" UNF seems to be an odd size?

 

Thanks Paul.



#2 nicklouse

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:59 PM   Best Answer

just use a well lubricated bolt some washers and a nut,

 

and a couple of spanners.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 03:32 PM

just use a well lubricated bolt some washers and a nut,

 

and a couple of spanners.

That's what I use as I'm too tight to buy the tool.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 03:35 PM

Great thanks  :thumbsup:



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:41 PM

Have you a supplier for UNF Rivnuts?

I've looked, Metric is no issue of course and I've found UNC and Whitworth but not UNF.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:44 PM

I bought these ones. I am assuming they are UNF  O_O

 

https://www.minispar...01.aspx|Back to



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:15 PM

Try
Memfast.co.uk

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:32 PM

Try
Memfast.co.uk

 

ACE - thanks for that !



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 06:39 AM

just use a well lubricated bolt some washers and a nut,

and a couple of spanners.


Don't you have to be able to get to both sides to do that?

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:12 AM

Basic rivnut tool on ebay is £12 including assorted rivnuts (metric). I suppose I'm less fussed about originality, but it's been very useful for the money. 



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 07:27 AM

 

just use a well lubricated bolt some washers and a nut,

and a couple of spanners.


Don't you have to be able to get to both sides to do that?

 

 nope. bolt to hold the rivnut inplace and the nut to pull the bolt up to compress the rivnut. a bit of a faf but it works and is great on the bigger threads.



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:19 PM

Have done what Nick said. Managed to destroy a few m3s in the process. Need to get my hands on a rivnut tool from Amazon ;)

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:20 PM

Never liked BMW's anyway.  :proud:



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:20 AM

It didn't work for me.. maybe I'm doing it wrong, but the rivnut just spun. I cheated and put it (10-32 unf) on a metric mandrel hand tight and use the normal tool. This worked and the thread was fine for the unc screw afterwards.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:40 AM

It didn't work for me.. maybe I'm doing it wrong, but the rivnut just spun. I cheated and put it (10-32 unf) on a metric mandrel hand tight and use the normal tool. This worked and the thread was fine for the unc screw afterwards.

you hold the bolt and tighten the nut to pull the bolt up to compress the rivnut.






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