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Frame Rivit Replacement

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by TN Green, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. TN Green

    TN Green

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    I am giving some thought to pulling my frame completely apart, doing some rust repair and preventive maintainance but I am not sure on how to replace the frame rivits. Has anyone else taken their fram apart? Any suggestions on rivit replacement. I have read where some use grade 8 bolts. Any ideas on bolts?

    Thanks
     
  2. Cruiserdrew

    Cruiserdrew SILVER Star

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    The rivets are 10 mm I think for the smaller ones which is almost exactly 3/8 inch. I had to replace the rear frame motor mount and used 3/8 grade 8 fine thread bolts and red locktite in place of the original rivets. I did run a 3/8 drill through the hole first. I don't know about doing a whole frame like that though.
     
  3. Pete

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    Green,

    Unless you've got a frame jig I think you'd be asking for trouble if you completely disassemble a frame. You would never get everything realigned exaclty as it's supposed to be unless you have a jig. To replace one particular cross member or motor mount or shock tower or something like that like Drew did shouldn't be a problem. I agree that grade 8 bolts would work. High strength bolts replaced rivets long ago in all strucural steel applications.

    Pete
     
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    You should NOT need to remove all the rivets just for rust preventive stuff..


    Just paint the frame and be done with it, plus like Pete said you would have more problems after removed..
     
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  5. armourguard

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    My64fj40

    Did you mean " shouldn't " on last :confused:
     
  6. my64fj40

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    Yup that's what I meant
    My bad

    I'll go fix it ;)
     
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    Acid dip is a lot easier.
     
  8. TN Green

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    I live in middle TN. Do you know of any place close to acid dip the frame?
     
  9. kulangot

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    You know anyone that does this DC? Is that place still out in Upper Marlboro?

    I know of a place in Richmond but they did a 40 frame for a friend and it did not come out super clean.

    thanks
     
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