I'm in need of a rivnut tool.

n brown

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nice one Colin ,only thing i'd add ,is to cut a small notch or two in the edge of the hole after drilling , with a jigsaw or file . the rivnut will squeeze into these and prevent rotation , and make setting ,and future removal a bit easier . my daughter's ambulance had hundreds of rivnuts , none of them were notched ,and about 50% of them spun when i tried to undo them .
 

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What a brilliant idea. The rivet nuts holding the light cluster lenses on the back of the Laika started turning when I needed to change a bulb. What a job getting to the back to hold it while I undid the screw in the lens. Some idiot in a factory decided that steel ones were good. Trouble is they can get wet and damp and of course steel rusts and bingo seized solid.
 

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nice one Colin ,only thing i'd add ,is to cut a small notch or two in the edge of the hole after drilling , with a jigsaw or file . the rivnut will squeeze into these and prevent rotation , and make setting ,and future removal a bit easier . my daughter's ambulance had hundreds of rivnuts , none of them were notched ,and about 50% of them spun when i tried to undo them .
Notching the hole is a good idea should you ever want to remove the rivnut and/or bolt. I'll remember that one, Nigel.
Thanks for the tip.

Colin 🙂🙂🙂
 
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Fact is any one building vans kit cars motorcycles require about 3 grands worth of tools and a shed with lots of space,never mind skill required to do the job,like plumbing spraying spark woodwork steel and welding and least but not all a good mech know how,other wise best to just go out and buy of the shelf. :unsure:
 

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Fact is any one building vans kit cars motorcycles require about 3 grands worth of tools and a shed with lots of space,never mind skill required to do the job,like plumbing spraying spark woodwork steel and welding and least but not all a good mech know how,other wise best to just go out and buy of the shelf. :unsure:
You've got to start somewhere though, the best way I learn is to watch a load of youtube vids and then have a go. I guess knowing when to have a go yourself and when to use a professional is probably the best tool to have in the tool box, good example being that we are probably going to get a pro to spray our cab but are going to take on the simpler habitation body ourselves. I hesitated for a while the other week over whether to have a go myself at replacing a clutch slave cylinder, I chose the garage.
 

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I have a rivnut tool that you could use Jeff, but it’s getting it to you from Norfolk.
We are going to New Forest, Hollingworth and Stratford, any good?
 

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Fact is any one building vans kit cars motorcycles require about 3 grands worth of tools and a shed with lots of space,never mind skill required to do the job,like plumbing spraying spark woodwork steel and welding and least but not all a good mech know how,other wise best to just go out and buy of the shelf. :unsure:
sometimes i do a day and think of how many tools were involved. so many more than you'd imagine,and of course the many skills and techniques involved- honestly ,self building is such a lark ! cutting out windows,doing 12 and 240v wiring, sorting out the plumbing , before you fit the cabinets then a bit of gasfitting before welding up a frame for a tank. takes a lot of knowledge, a lot of tools ,and a fair amount of chutzpah !
for any of you that ever made your own towbar for a motor ,then built a trailer to pull - can you remember driving down the road with it and going over the whole process in your head wondering if you covered everything ?
 

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You've got to start somewhere though, the best way I learn is to watch a load of youtube vids and then have a go. I guess knowing when to have a go yourself and when to use a professional is probably the best tool to have in the tool box, good example being that we are probably going to get a pro to spray our cab but are going to take on the simpler habitation body ourselves. I hesitated for a while the other week over whether to have a go myself at replacing a clutch slave cylinder, I chose the garage.
As I said if no tools and the know how then leave it to others. (y)
 

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sometimes i do a day and think of how many tools were involved. so many more than you'd imagine,and of course the many skills and techniques involved- honestly ,self building is such a lark ! cutting out windows,doing 12 and 240v wiring, sorting out the plumbing , before you fit the cabinets then a bit of gasfitting before welding up a frame for a tank. takes a lot of knowledge, a lot of tools ,and a fair amount of chutzpah !
for any of you that ever made your own towbar for a motor ,then built a trailer to pull - can you remember driving down the road with it and going over the whole process in your head wondering if you covered everything ?
Some times i wake at night with things in my head or a problem solved and scribble it down on paper much to my wifes annoyence.
 

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Some times i wake at night with things in my head or a problem solved and scribble it down on paper much to my wifes annoyence.
It could be worse, you could use a dictaphone (or Siri) :rolleyes:

EDIT: Oh, I've just thought, maybe it's the turning the light on and searching for a notepad and pencil that upsets her!
 
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