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    PSA: Hand Rivet Nuts (smdh)

    First off, anyone who has dealt with these know they can be a pain in the ass. BUT... these after market fenders use them, I don't know... do stock ones?

    I am in the process of finishing up with my metal fender strip/prime/paint project and NOT ONE SINGLE NUT WAS SET! None... neither on rear or front?!?! If you can see a gap and notice the knurling on the nut (pictured) then yours are not set either!

    I am amazed... if it had not been for the previous owner putting a few screws/nuts in, probably because he lost or damaged the original rivet nuts, then these things could have potentially came off at any time?!

    Be safe!

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    PSA: Hand Rivet Nuts (smdh)

    Need wall anchors
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    Or spring clip backers

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  3. Re: PSA: Hand Rivet Nuts (smdh)

    Yeah those things can be a pain. The one time I used them I used jb weld around the lip and they stayed in place.


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    Re: PSA: Hand Rivet Nuts (smdh)

    Yea... but only when the 1st home made tool I used seized! Note to self: don't use an impact to set them! PSA: Hand Rivet Nuts (smdh)PSA: Hand Rivet Nuts (smdh)-img_20220611_101556_01.jpeg

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    Re: PSA: Hand Rivet Nuts (smdh)

    Did you use a rivet nutset tool? Or the homemade device? I bought the tool when I put my fenders on and had no problemswell except getting a good hole drilled in the thin sheet metal.


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    Re: PSA: Hand Rivet Nuts (smdh)

    I originally thought they were set, they were not! PSA: Hand Rivet Nuts (smdh)
    I ordered the tool for the front fenders as my homemade device seized up twice so I wasn't going to try it again.
    The homemade thing worked well, just nothing to tell you it is actually 'set' so you can easily over tighten it.
    Quote Originally Posted by ndnatty View Post
    Did you use a rivet nutset tool? Or the homemade device? I bought the tool when I put my fenders on and had no problemswell except getting a good hole drilled in the thin sheet metal.


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