1970 Metal Ashtray Restoration with Rivets

Discussion in 'Original Drivetrain Topic' started by TommyRS70, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. TommyRS70

    TommyRS70 Veteran Member

    Jan 31, 2004
    1210171928_HDR.jpg 1210171950.jpg 1210171659.jpg After doing some careful research and trial and error rivet selection, I think I obtained a near-factory rivet install.
    Used Hanson squeezer HS-42. (4" x 2") and two different size zinc plated tubular rivets. The side rivets are shorter than the front face. You also need a flush oval head squeezer and rollover dies.
    Tool is pretty expensive for a one time use so it looks like I'll be restoring a few more to spread out the cost.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017
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  2. ronzz572

    ronzz572 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    imperial pa
    Nice job Tom. You interested in doing a couple for me? I actually need 2 done for my 70 Z and L78. Let me know what kind of price your thinking?
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2017
  3. TommyRS70

    TommyRS70 Veteran Member

    Jan 31, 2004
    Hi Ron,
    I think I would consider it. Biggest worry... I don't mind messing up my stuff but sure hate the thought of doing the same to yours. Ha!
  4. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    Sign me up also, I already have replated zinc trays that need the plastic


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