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gregc

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I would like too know what size pop rivet I need.
The holes measure 0.165 - .174. Sheet metal thickness is 0.042 and 0.048 each.

Tried 1/8 since the that was what the local automotive store happened to have.

Obviously too small.

TIA
Greg




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whitmore

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If you had all the time in the world, you could find the 'right' rivet, possibly by looking here
<https://www.mcmaster.com/#rivets>
but for practical purposes, the best answer is going to come from a visit to
your good local hardware store. If the material is too thin, add washers. If the hole
is too small, drill.
 

gregc

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Thanks
I looked and could not find how much expansion to expect. The 1/8 was too small and 3/16 would be too big. But 5/32 seems a bit harder to find.

Was wondering if it was for metric sized but ~4.5 mm seemed about right but could only find 4mm and 5mm. Both too large and too small.

Guess I can drill out the holes to fit 3/16. Just seemed odd that I could not find a common size that worked well
 

brittf

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Did you try Hanson Rivet? I'd post a link but I'm too new to this forum.
 
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