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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 07, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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rivet ball joints

anyone know of a shop or a way to replace your ball joints with rivets
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Re: rivet ball joints

they wont use rivets
bolts are whats used in replacement balljoints


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Re: rivet ball joints

surely there is someone out there doing restos that are replacing ball joints and riveting them in,
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The reproduction control arms use riveted ball joints.


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I did my own.
I believe Heartbeat City has a shop that will do them if you feel comfortable shipping them.

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Re: rivet ball joints

Thanks, I will look into both options, how are the repos
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Re: rivet ball joints

I don't know what they charge to rivet them but this is what I would do. Go to your local airport and find an airframe mechanic to do the job or go to or find someone in the military (air base near you?) to do it.

Installing them is very easy and will not take long. You could also look in your phone book for companies in your area that do some sort of aircraft assembly work or sub assembly manufacturing.

I think your best bet is the local Airport.

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Heck, an old-fashioned BLACKSMITH that sharpen's sickle-bars can do it in a heartbeat!!

AND my old Blacksmith Buddy taught me back in highschool how so I can too!!

Back about '63 or so!!

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Re: rivet ball joints

Yes Blacksmith or Tractor Repair. some tractors used rivets on the brake shoes, also 50's Ford Tractors had rivets on the ring gears!

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There was an article in a Corvette Restorer magazine like last month that showed you how to do it.
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Re: rivet ball joints

In steel buildings they used hot rivets, when the rivets cool they shrink and that makes them hold very tight. I know you can just hammer them down and buck them with another hammer or piece of steel, but it may not hold tight enough.

Inline Tube has bolts with heads that look like rivets!
http://www.inlinetube.com/new_products.htm

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If I was anal about this I would use a round-head rivet set/punch, but I'm not!!

Use a 3-pound FT and maybe a 1/4" punch and a good stiff/hard backup and pein away hard!! CAREFULLY!!

You will see what I mean, it's easy!!

Bolt the sucker together and be done w/ it unless you wanna Concours her...............

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I don't know what they charge to rivet them but this is what I would do. Go to your local airport and find an airframe mechanic to do the job or go to or find someone in the military (air base near you?) to do it.

Installing them is very easy and will not take long. You could also look in your phone book for companies in your area that do some sort of aircraft assembly work or sub assembly manufacturing.

I think your best bet is the local Airport.

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