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Old 03-08-2015, 05:20 PM   #1
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Acorns driving me "nuts"

The acorn nuts on my Scamp door are rusty, so I bought SS replacements.
The ones one the door side came off easily, but the ones one the body side just keep spinning ! No access from the inside (looked for bolt heads).
Scamp sells the hinges, so they must come off.
Any idea how to get the nuts off the body side of the door hinge ?
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Old 03-08-2015, 06:48 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what year yours is. Mine is 2002 19'. I replaced mine and there are Phillip's screw heads on the inside. Might have to pull back the rat fur but mine are easily seen from the inside.
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:32 AM   #3
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I can't speak for Scamps but on the Casita the acorn nuts are not screwed on the end of the rivet. When the rivet is set, the end expands into the threads of the acorn nut (the aluminum deforming into the threads). On a Casita, if drilling the rivet didn't cause the acorn nut to fall off (usually with the end of the rivet still stuck in it) I would use a small pry bar to pop the acorn nut off.
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:04 AM   #4
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I would be surprised if the door hinges were mounted by means of rivets. Nuts and bolts allow for adjustments, rivets are a one shot deal. If you cannot access the bolt heads from inside, you may have to split the nuts. Even a hack saw might work. Hold them from spinning with a pair of vise grips.
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Steve, I like the sig line!
PS. I had to look it up, by the way...
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Steve, I like the sig line!
I too enjoyed the sig line ! - appropriate for the rivet/acorn problem.
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I read the OP's orginal post more carefully and realized I totally missed the point about the question being about DOOR acorn nut. In which case, ignore my previous post.

Just remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
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Just remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
You are a "Red Green Show" fan I see.
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