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Old 07-17-2014, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: Head badge removal and reinstall

I've had some rivets that were rusted too much to drive out from the inside. I found that a small drum sander on the inside will remove all the rivet protruding through. I made a knock out tool by installing a 1/16'' by 1/2'' pin in the side of one end of a piece of 5/8'' round stock about 8'' long.. Then by locating the pin on top of the remaining rivet and hitting the side of the bar with a hammer, it usually comes out clean. To re-install I have some rivets made for a 3/32'' hole. I think they came from McMasterCarr. #3 brass machine screws also look great instead of rivets.
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