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How-to: Faux Frame Rivets

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:06 am    Post subject: How-to: Faux Frame Rivets Reply with quote

While affixing my new rear crossmember to the frame I tried out a suggestion that I had heard in the past about how to create faux rivets to match the originals on the rest of the frame. The end result came out quite well and I decided to share it with you all as a how-to guide.

Note: Do not rely solely on these faux rivets to affix your crossmember to the frame. Proper welds should be completed in addition.

How-to: Create faux frame rivets to maintain the original manufactured appearance.

You need:
- Washers
- Wire wheel
- Grinder w/ grinding disc
- welding setup (I used mig)

Step 1
If the washer is coated, take it to the wire wheel and thoroughly clean off the coating.

Step 2
Place the washer on the frame where you would like to create the rivet.

Step 3
Start at the bottom with the frame and work your way in and up filling the washer with weld.

Step 4
Grind the product flush so that there is no colour difference between the weld and washer.

Step 5
Cover your new faux rivets in a coat of primer and paint.


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