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Bonnet rivet size

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by FFG, Jun 8, 2017.

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  1. FFG

    FFG Active Member

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    I've bought a bonnet with the frame removed and red oxide primed so need to put it all back together. What size are the original rivets? I think they are 3/16 x 7/16 long - the solid aluminium domed head ones.
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    Anyone?
     
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    Don't know what they were originally but when I replaced the frame on mine I used 6.4mm diameter pop rivets, not original but did the job.
     
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    Pop rivets are my fall back but would like to use something close to original - seem more sturdy, especially as it will have the spare on the bonnet.
     
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    what rivet size did you use in the end? I need to put a few in my bonnet
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    I haven't got round to it yet - bought a 1959 convertible Moggy which i've been spending time on. Fitted a cat flap now though so I can swap from canvas to hard top easily. I've replaced the bonnet washers back to on the bulkhead, what a pain of a job that was, and MoT passed so I can now do the bonnet. Radiator panel, new Spal fan (just bought) and front panel are next then the bonnet. I bought a genuine bonnet hasp so wanted to get the radiator panel replaced (bought an unused one about 12 months ago) before I did the bonnet.
     
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