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how do you put rivets in something?

I'm going to make my exhaust a shorty exhaust and part of the job is re riveting the collector part to the new shortened sleeve. If I understand right you first drill holes for the rivets. Then.....? Do you have to buy a special tool like a nail gun type tool to put rivets in or is it something you do by hand?
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Get the stuff and stop by my house tomorrow, I will give you a hand. Pm sent.

Stop by a hardware store and pick up a rivet gun ($10 or $15) Buy stainless rivets or they will rust. Use the drill bit size recomended, put a rivet in, then hand pump the machine. When it gets tight it pops off. Pretty simple, prolly instructions on the tool.

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Make sure the rivot gun can handle stainless steal rivots. I bought the cheap one from Home Depot and it wouldn't work with ss rivots. I ended up snapping more than I got to work.

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Practice just putting some scrap together first to get the feel of it.

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you can pick up a rivi tool as sears pretty cheap. just insert the nail looking end of the rivit in the tool, insert the other end in the hole you drilled, then pump it a few times til it snaps the nail off the rivit.




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insert the other end in the hole, then pump it a few times til it snaps off
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