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Old 03-23-2016, 10:19 AM   #1
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Rivets Bolts and Other Fasteners

So, I need to reinstall from missing parts and have a few questions.
This if for a 13 ft 1977 scamp.

First. Some curtain hod holders are gone. Holes are still there.
I was going to rivet, and picked up the appropriate size 30 pack from scamp.
In looking at the existing rivets, it seems they are slightly different that what I am used to. They appear flush on both sides. In my riveting days, I always remember a flat side, and a nub side.
Am I thinking of the wrong kind of rive? If So, I will need a new tool
If that's just how "repairs" are done, then I will aim for the flat side on the exterior, and leave the numb on the curtain hardware.

Next is cabinet doors. I am missing the door on the closet. Sheared off.
Again, looks like more rivets. Can I use bolt hardware and locktite on this?
Would be easier, and allow me the ability to install easier.
Curious if bolts were not used for some reason, or if rivets were just easy and a carry through from any exterior attachments. They make sense there.
Only thing I could think of it to counteract some kind of sheering action.
My cabinet door says it didn't work

I was planning on using round head stainless bolts. In fact, I would use those on the cabinet door, the 3 over the kitchen cabinet doors, and also the wrought iron brace that is currently missing in my scamp that I am replacing.

Thanks!
Jamie
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Old 03-23-2016, 10:40 AM   #2
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So, I need to reinstall from missing parts and have a few questions.
This if for a 13 ft 1977 scamp.

First. Some curtain hod holders are gone. Holes are still there.
I was going to rivet, and picked up the appropriate size 30 pack from scamp.
In looking at the existing rivets, it seems they are slightly different that what I am used to. They appear flush on both sides. In my riveting days, I always remember a flat side, and a nub side.
Am I thinking of the wrong kind of rive? If So, I will need a new tool
If that's just how "repairs" are done, then I will aim for the flat side on the exterior, and leave the numb on the curtain hardware.

Next is cabinet doors. I am missing the door on the closet. Sheared off.
Again, looks like more rivets. Can I use bolt hardware and locktite on this?
Would be easier, and allow me the ability to install easier.
Curious if bolts were not used for some reason, or if rivets were just easy and a carry through from any exterior attachments. They make sense there.
Only thing I could think of it to counteract some kind of sheering action.
My cabinet door says it didn't work

I was planning on using round head stainless bolts. In fact, I would use those on the cabinet door, the 3 over the kitchen cabinet doors, and also the wrought iron brace that is currently missing in my scamp that I am replacing.

Thanks!
Jamie
On my 1978 Scamp 13 the kitchen cabinet doors, the rear storage doors, and the closet door are all attached to the fiberglass cabinets with normal hinge screws. No rivets were used.

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Old 03-24-2016, 11:38 AM   #3
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I am not a Scamp guy but in my updating of hardware in my Trillium I removed the rivets and replaced them with stainless screws, washers and nylock nuts.. Works like a charm.. Something to consider and not costly when you purchase them by the box of 100 ;-)
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