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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - Rubber bumper rivets

Brought one rivet (95p) for a 1500 midget bumper, bumper to armature - 28 off per.

Rivet is 0.185 inch by 1.25 inch long.

Bumper is about 3/16 similar for armature so why is steel rivet so long. I noted that when I drilled the rivets out there was about 5/16 of stub.

Anyone else done this job - also is it worth fitting ally rather than steel or stainless?
N Kirk

I can't comment on the legth of the rivets, but using alloy rivets to hold steel together when both are exposed to moisture is a bad idea, as there will be galvanic corrosion and the alloy will fail prematurely.

This thread was discussed between 05/11/2012 and 06/11/2012

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