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« on: November 09, 2018, 07:47:53 AM »
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Gents ..when removing the rivets to separate the three sections of the front and rear bumpers for chroming ,what has been the practice ,re rivet or bolt together ?
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 08:06:43 AM »
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Just bolt them backup, a lot easier and the connection between parts is better especially when aligning them up
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 03:50:05 PM »
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I use s/steel cup head bolts with nylock nuts.  Kevin.
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 07:53:57 AM »
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ok ,thx ,i'll go the stainless / nyloc nut ..
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 09:14:41 PM »
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I use rivets, so it's more original
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 08:54:34 AM »
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g'day GP ...OK ..so that's cold rivets ? where do you get the rivets ?  I must say I am inclined to prefer bolts ,but I respect the originality side of it ..Vern
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 09:55:25 PM »
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Hi gents ..Another question for you ..Have taken my speedo apart ,the plastic dial lense which has the MPH numbers in it ,had a paint or similar product in it which has dried out and mostly fallen out ,,I seem to remember when last saw a speedo at night ,many moons ago ,it had a glow ,bit like a wrist watch with luminous hours  .If I am correct is there a product that I can use to replace what has come out ..thx Vern
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 05:22:15 PM »
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Luminous paint would be available from a specialty paint supplier I would think. I've never bought it, but I've pulled a few speedos apart




Some good ones here.

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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2018, 09:41:14 AM »
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obviously Ken ..17 of them you didn't use ,its good to know if I bugger things up there is a spare at your place ..my wife bought me a little jar of paint and a brush yesterday ,made in Japan ,very soft green ..the guy told her as he didn't know the material the speedo is made of and not all the compatability of the paint ,he said try it on a video disc case and if bad effect don't use it ..right got that ..
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 06:12:09 AM »
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Vern, not actually sure what rivets we used.

Dad used to work for an interstate trucking company and found some rivets in their workshop that were all but identical to the originals. I'm talking about 20 years ago.....

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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2018, 07:31:06 AM »
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Graham ..ok thanks for that ..I'll probably just go with the bolts ..Re the speedo ,paint my wife got ,its just acrylic and didn't adhere to any plastic surfaces around the place except an old casset case , but its not luminous ,would just make the numbers green ,don't want that ,so that will go to grandkids ..I got onto some on line ,Luminous as they stated" glows in dark " ..a very light careful coat should have desired effect ...Vern ..
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