So, I've managed to get the wing vent assemblies back together, with one exception. I can't find the little rivets that hold the vertical strip in place. I'm talking about the part where the wing vent window closes against the vertical bar. Does anyone know where to get those? Or what size they are? Or some sort of substitute?
I am currently digging back in to a 1953 3800 (one ton) with a nine foot bed. I've owned it since 1979, and drove it until 1982 (or so). My wife got me involved in restoring it back in 2002, got the body removed and the frame redone, then things came up. Now I am retired and starting again. If anyone is interested I have photos on Imagur ( https://timwhiteblues.imgur.com/ ). I live way back in the woods in the Ozarks on 40 acres at the end of a 2 1/2 mile private road.
When restoring a truck, one needs to get familiar with vendors who specialize in the parts. Get good at searching those vendor sites. This took less than 12 parsecs to find. No problem, just FYI. You can thank your Lucky Stars I'm here. Whether you own a "Mercury Comet", a Chevy "Astro" or a Plymouth "Satellite", parts are in this Galaxy. (sorry, I read your profile)
This took less than 12 parsecs to find. No problem, just FYI. You can thank your Lucky Stars I'm here. Whether you own a "Mercury Comet", a Chevy "Astro" or a Plymouth "Satellite", parts are in this Galaxy. (sorry, I read your profile)
I'll have to go with Carl on this one.....been running glued on pieces like you describe for years...no problems and the rivets can be a pain in the back side. I gave up on mine, the rivets were so hard you couldn't set them and the little tool I bought with them was useless/worthless. Your choice though.
I just used some small blind rivets. Stainless, so they wouldn't rust.
Blind rivets have a stick out. How does that work on a division bar where both sides need flush? Also aren't the rivet sizes predetermined by the hole and countersink sizes? I only know TF. Maybe AD is different, just curious.
Tim, I used the classic rivets and I found the installation to go fairly smoothly. Like Tim said aw well, i screwed up the first rivet (not in the frame though, it was on my vise) and then got the feel for the tool and it went easier after that. One good thing about the kit was that it came with a couple extra rivets and I suspect it was exactly for this reason!