Rivet Pattern for a Jan 1931

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dlevy
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Rivet Pattern for a Jan 1931

Post by dlevy » May 18th, 2019, 9:01 pm

Hi,
I am working on repairing my 88-A frame from my Jan 1931 truck.

I need to replace many rivets and wanted to know if anyone could tell me if the rivets were originally the waffle patter or domed on the side that gets finished.

I was going to buy this tool, but I am not sure if it is correct for a 1931 truck.

Thanks,
Dave
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Neil Wilson
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Re: Rivet Pattern for a Jan 1931

Post by Neil Wilson » May 19th, 2019, 6:40 am

dlevy wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Hi,
I am working on repairing my 88-A frame from my Jan 1931 truck.

I need to replace many rivets and wanted to know if anyone could tell me if the rivets were originally the waffle patter or domed on the side that gets finished.

I was going to buy this tool, but I am not sure if it is correct for a 1931 truck. Thanks,Dave
Dave, The rivets were waffle pattern, flat-countersunk, or domed depending on the various locations. Examples - the three rivets connecting a cross member to the side were waffle finished. Rear cross member are domed finished. I assume the rivets on your platform are too far gone to tell the finish.
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dlevy
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Body Type: 82B
Model Year: 1931

Re: Rivet Pattern for a Jan 1931

Post by dlevy » June 1st, 2019, 6:33 pm

Thanks Neil!

That's what I needed to know.

Dave

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