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    Plastic Rivets - Online V Local Supplier

    Hello All,

    When I disassembled my 1993 Defender 110 tray-back ute - Snowy's wheel arch brows - flares, I did not know that the plastic rivets that hold the flares on can be reused - if the central pin can be found and reinstalled.

    Because I had no dimensions to go off, I ordered a set of 10 branded after-market parts online. Armed with these dimensions I thought I could get the remaining 22 or so plastic rivets locally. I went to one of the local-chain parts suppliers. They did not have 22 available in stock. Plus, they were going to charge me $1.94 each. I asked for 26 to include some spares. That would have cost me $50.44.

    Since I now have the dimensions I just bought 50 of the plastic rivets online at the grand price of $9.69 for a pack of 50, including postage. Just a wee bit of difference in price between supporting local shops and an online supplier - supposedly based in Sydney.

    The dimensions are: for 6 mm diameter hole; Head diameter 15 mm, Pin reach 12 mm

    Kind regards
    Lionel

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    Do you have a panel beaters' supplier, locally, Lionel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Hello Colin,

    Thanks for the tip. Maybe 625 is a bit excessive just for me. I settled with buying a pack of 50 for less than $10. I already have the removal tool.

    Kind regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionelgee View Post
    Hello Colin,

    Thanks for the tip. Maybe 625 is a bit excessive just for me. I settled with buying a pack of 50 for less than $10. I already have the removal tool.

    Kind regards
    Lionel
    Removal tool ?
    Scrivets have a Phillips head and the ones with the pin I tend to cut off with side cutters if they don't play ball.

    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
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    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Removal tool ?
    Scrivets have a Phillips head and the ones with the pin I tend to cut off with side cutters if they don't play ball.

    Colin
    Hello Colin,

    The link you kindly provided describes the breakdown of the 625 plastic rivets and the kit includes a removal tool.

    For the original (?) pin type flare plastic rivets that Snowy came with I used an engineer's scribe to push the pins through. I then used the "removal tool" to hook the body of the plastic rivet out.

    Kind regards
    Lionel

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