Rivnuts or Rivet nuts... for body to frame...

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Rivnuts or Rivet nuts... for body to frame...

Post by rob w » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:55 pm

Guys...anybody out there remove/replace the rivnuts on the tub where it connects to the frame.

I figure like me, people out there have had them spin and not come out of the tub/frame connection. Any thoughts on removing/replacing?

had to cut a few with the sawzall on a spare tub/frame to get it apart.

Plan is to drill out, or knock through the ones that didn't come apart and replace with like rivnut....just like I've done on other MM rivnuts.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Rivnuts or Rivet nuts... for body to frame...

Post by Radar4xfour » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:49 am

Would this be an option?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eggvOhqKNR0

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Re: Rivnuts or Rivet nuts... for body to frame...

Post by rob w » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:23 am

thanks Paul!

Yep, same kind of thing.

This is what I've been using, figured I'd use a similar type...probably ribbed and steel. The one in the video is aluminum...they make both types.

https://vimeo.com/320953049 I'll see what I can learn when I look at the ones in the old frame.

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Re: Rivnuts or Rivet nuts... for body to frame...

Post by mspeters » Wed May 01, 2019 9:53 am

The wedge style or ribbed style will work.
Replaced all the nutserts on the last body tub with steel ribbed-style, coarse thread.
I added red locktite on the outer ribs too; plus anti-seize on the body mounting bolts.

A power install tool would be nice. Had good luck with the hand wrench installation tools. Gives good feedback on the compression.
The steel rivnuts need to be installed fairly tight.

https://www.mcmaster.com/96349a407

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