Author Topic: Making progress on the '54  (Read 2618 times)

Offline David King

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2019, 06:25:16 PM »
I tried finding the 3/16 x 3/16 rivet without success and since the penned end is the show surface, getting in there to upset it would be difficult.  I am going to use these shoulder bolts instead.  My parts are out for polish now and the base will be chromed soon.

Here is a link to the screw I will attempt to use.  https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0175615?r=~%7Ccategoryl1:%22600000%20Fasteners%22%7C~%20~%7Ccategoryl2:%22600039%20Sockets%22%7C~%20~%7Ccategoryl3:%22602314%20Socket%20Shoulder%20Bolts%22%7C~%20~%7Csattr01:%5E%22Imperial%20(Inch)%22$%7C~%20~%7Csattr02:%5E%22Socket%20Shoulder%20Bolt%22$%7C~%20~%7Csattr04:%5E3/16%22$%7C~%20~%7Csattr06:%5E3/16%22$%7C~

David
David King  CLC 22014 life member
Founder & Director of the Eldorado Brougham chapter
'55 Eldorado #266
'58 Eldorado Brougham #615
'59 Eldorado Brougham #56
'60 Eldorado Brougham #83

Offline RobertM

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2019, 09:33:28 PM »
I have 3/16 x 3/8 solid rivets coming, which should be right. Rivet length should be 1.5 times the hole diameter (3/16) plus the width of the metal being fastened.  That gave me almost exactly .375 inches.
(.1875 x 1.5)+.050+.050=.381
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 09:41:06 PM by RobertM »
Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Offline RobertM

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #82 on: January 11, 2019, 09:47:06 PM »
I got the trunk cardboard set in today. It feels like it's really nice quality. The board is more like luann than cardboard and the edge stitching is nicely done. I wont know about fitment for a couple of months. Will let you know about that.
Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Offline David King

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #83 on: January 12, 2019, 08:49:56 AM »
Hi Bob,

The original rivet had a hollow end where they were peened over and there must of been a special tool to come in and upset them in a fixture.  Let us know how it works out for you doing this process with a solid rivet.  Wishing you good luck and success.

David
David King  CLC 22014 life member
Founder & Director of the Eldorado Brougham chapter
'55 Eldorado #266
'58 Eldorado Brougham #615
'59 Eldorado Brougham #56
'60 Eldorado Brougham #83

Offline RobertM

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #84 on: January 12, 2019, 10:28:19 AM »
Thanks David. I don't think I'll have the skill to peen hollow rivets that nicely and will be happy with the smoother look of solid ones. Those shoulder bolts are a great compromise to go for the hollow rivet look.  Once I get started, I should find out pretty quickly if I'll have to change my mind and go with your idea
Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Offline RobertM

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #85 on: January 12, 2019, 02:28:19 PM »
Mocked up the ends with stainless nuts and bolts for now
Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Offline PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #86 on: January 13, 2019, 01:00:10 PM »
Hi Bob,
That trunk lining kit, is that totally as the original finish? The reason I ask is because I don't have the original trunk lining in my car and would love to replace what is in there with the original set up.
Regards,
Phil

Offline caddyguy

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #87 on: January 13, 2019, 07:16:13 PM »
Bob, which blue did you get for the trunk cards,Light, Med, or dark blue? They all look similar on the drop page the seller has. G

Offline RobertM

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #88 on: January 14, 2019, 10:15:52 PM »
Phil I cant be certain if its the exact same finish, since I seem to have lost my old cardboard. I dont know if you can tell from the photos, but it is slightly textured. I'll get a close up tmro.

G/caddy guy. The medium metallic blue is what I went with and it seems to be a nice match.

Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Offline PHIL WHYTE CLC 14192

Re: Making progress on the '54
« Reply #89 on: January 15, 2019, 02:25:13 AM »
Thanks Bob, who is selling these kits? Phil