Author Topic: Making progress on the '54  (Read 4082 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
'95 Sedan Deville
'99 Eldorado (RIP 2018)

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
'95 Sedan Deville
'99 Eldorado (RIP 2018)

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
'95 Sedan Deville
'99 Eldorado (RIP 2018)

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
'95 Sedan Deville
'99 Eldorado (RIP 2018)

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
'95 Sedan Deville
'99 Eldorado (RIP 2018)

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