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Thread: Split rivets for switch panel cover plate

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    Default Split rivets for switch panel cover plate

    I've been looking on the internet for split rivets like original to attach my cover plate to my switch panel cover and have not been able to find any. I'd appreciate suggestions where i can look or where i can source them. attached is a not the best picture of the original rivets. The dimensions are:

    Head width - 5/32" (truss type head)
    Length - 3/16"
    Diameter - .086" = #44 drill

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    Steve -

    First stop for me was McMaster - Carr but I didn't see the right size there. This company appears though to have a variety of split rivets.

    https://www.rivetsonline.com/rivets/...cated-rivets#1

    Mike Love

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihrescue View Post
    Steve -

    First stop for me was McMaster - Carr but I didn't see the right size there. This company appears though to have a variety of split rivets.

    https://www.rivetsonline.com/rivets/...cated-rivets#1

    Mike Love
    Thanks Mike ! I looked at this website earlier, before i had the actual dimensions. I will look at them again and see what they have.

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    Maybe Big Flats Rivet Co?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camsaure View Post
    Maybe Big Flats Rivet Co?
    Thanks Cam! I will put Big Flats in my files. I just compared my old rivet to the rivets on https://www.rivetsonline.com/rivets/...cated-rivets#1 and it appears they may have what i need. I just sent them an email and will report back when i hear form them.

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    bifurcated rivet is the correct term might help in your search

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    Also check at Hanson Rivet.

    http://www.hansonrivet.com

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    I have them in stock. They are tough to find and not cheap.

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    Steve, Try Guardian rivet.

    http://www.guardianrivet.com/

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