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Offline orgnl70

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Vent Window Restoration
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:27:11 PM »
I am ready to have my vent windows rechromed. I was going to drill out the lower rivet to remove the frame and glass. My question what is everyone using to replace the factory rivet when its time to reassemble?

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Re: Vent Window Restoration
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 10:57:29 PM »
Semi-tubular rivets can be bought and installed the same as the ones originally used.
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Re: Vent Window Restoration
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 08:24:09 PM »
Where you you purchase these ?

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Re: Vent Window Restoration
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 08:52:43 PM »
Google is your friend (except when they want to take over the world):
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1&ei=QRszWuvHEIa0jwP11bnQBQ&q=67+mustang+vent+window+rivets&oq=67+mustang+vent+window+rivets

If you want to buy any/all types of hollow rivets not necessarily for the window:
http://www.erivet.com/product_list.cfm?ID=ERIVET_39115911_23295989&itemType=TUB
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Re: Vent Window Restoration
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 09:56:39 AM »
I've bought from here in the past:

http://www.hansonrivet.com/

Also, Brown Tool has a nice rivet squeezer... a bit pricey though.

https://www.browntool.com/Listview/tabid/344/CategoryID/54/Level/a/Default.aspx
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Re: Vent Window Restoration
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 12:37:02 PM »
Another source https://rivetsinstock.com/
You will need a tool and dies in all instances. I made fixtures to use some of the dies in my arbor press. Sometimes it not as simple as it seems.
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Re: Vent Window Restoration
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 01:44:00 PM »
From a previous post (about 67-68 Grilles), there was discussion of a home-made tubular rivet tool for the grille rivets. The same idea might be adapted here too. (See reply #27 for pictures)

http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=13842.15#lastPost
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Re: Vent Window Restoration
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 10:36:33 PM »
Another 2 questions on vent window restoration
1  Is the frame around the vent window itself chrome plated steel or stainless steel?
2  How is the glass removed from the frame and how is it reinstalled?

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Re: Vent Window Restoration
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 01:11:11 AM »
The frame is actually a white metal casting with chrome plating

The glass is held in by the butyle tape. It is removed by pulling or lightly prying. A glass repair shop should have the tape for reinstallation

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Re: Vent Window Restoration
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 12:23:38 PM »
The frame that the glass attaches to directly was stainless steel with a chrome plated pivot.

You can buy glass setting tape on ebay, there are several sizes.  I believe 1/16" is the correct thickness for the vent frame glass.  Door glass is thicker.  Just search ebay for 'glass setting tape'.
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