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WTB Split Rivet Tool

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Classifieds' started by Buildflycrash, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Jan 30, 2019
    Buildflycrash

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    WTB = Wanted to Borrow. Tool to install split rivets to the grill/hood welting.

    I hate to buy a tool I'll only use once.

    I'll gladly pay shipping both ways
     
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    Focker

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    How much is the tool?
     
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    Buildflycrash

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    $29 plus shipping.
     
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    Keys5a

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    All my original grill welts are retained by a formed wire retainer that has a top that acts like a button head, and the two prongs snap on the hole of the grill flange. The only part that uses those split rivets is for the welting for the windshield wiper stand-offs on the windshield frame.
    -Donny
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    I made one out of a pair of vice grips with a a couple of bitties of scrap bar tack welded to the jaws, a minute or two with the grinder shaped the bitties perfectly.
     
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    SoCalNickG

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    I have the tool and can loan it out. I just replaced the welting on the grill of my CJ5. I purchased the welting from Walcks and it came with the spilt rivets. The original wire clips were on my jeep but after removing them, and trying to reuse them, not all of my clips would expand enough after going through the new welting and then the sheetmetal. After messing with the rivets for a while (and a couple of skinned knuckles) I bought the split rivet tool from Walcks. The tool did a good job up to a point. The tool curled the spilt sections of the rivet back but never got the crimp tight enough for my taste. After I was done with the rivet tool I took a large pair of Channel Locks and crimped the split rivet down tighter.
    After getting the split in the rivet lined up with the tool head properly it was easy. I was crimping with the tool a little, checking to verify the rivet was splitting correctly, then crimp again.
    I'll post pics of the finished rivet/welt when I get home tonoght.
     
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    TIm E

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    Are you talking about these Donny? This is the type mine had...

     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    Like this...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Bowbender

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    With Cary's picture, I'd be making one.
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Pretty darn near.
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    The picture is from the net...

    Looks simple enough...
     
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    Keys5a

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    Yep, Thats the type I prefer, just because thats what came from the factory. I haven't found them new, but also haven't really searched. I have enough used ones for my projects.
    -Donny
     
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    Cap-n-Cray

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    I found some, somewhere in bulk. Don't remember where... :confused:
     
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    Keys5a

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    Auveco used to have a listing on them, but I never found them in stock.
    -Donny
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Buildflycrash

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    Hey Now! Thanks everyone for the replies. This has been really helpful. I'm going Skiing starting Saturday for a week but when I return I'm going to be rolling hot on putting the Jeep back together!


    Nick, It looks like I could make a tool but I'm going the easy route and hitting you up for it! I'll send you a PM today. Like I said I'm going to be out of town all next week so we got a little time to work with. (and you still owe us a picture here) Thank You.
     
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    windyhill

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    I Borrowed /used the tool off 2A page(modified Chanel-locs similar to pictured) for the spit rivets, I wasn't impressed. most didn't work great, I found what worked best was to fished them off with a regular set of channel-locs and needal nose. Try a few first, you can do it without those pliers. Also some you can't get the pliers in there anyway.
     
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