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PostSubject: Split Rivets for Torso   Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:49 am

Ok so the correct rivets for your accurate armour build you are looking for split rivets or bifurcated rivets. Not pop rivets. You can buy them from most good fabric stores and they come in brass or nickel. Get them in nickel.

They are used on the torso, for side and crotch closure and on the right thigh for the power pack.

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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:16 pm

Hey Mark (or anyone), a couple of questions about split rivets since I only have experience with pop rivets...I have seen you mention that they should be 9mm, are you referring to the diameter of the top/cap/button?
Do you simply use pliers to bend the "legs" of the rivet for setting into place?
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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:04 pm

Hi John yes the size refers to the size of the head - the shank itself is around 4-5mm.. You need a tool to spread the legs of the rivet, they can be difficult to work with.

I think putting a screw driver inbetween the legs and using mole grips works well.

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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:52 pm

Thanks for both answers! I am currently searching google for the tool that splits the legs back. If I don't find the tool I'm sure I'll figure a way to improvise.
I still invite anyone that has used these to share their method of splitting the legs on these rivets.
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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:13 pm

Does anyone have a couple of these fore sale btw? I have no idea what these are called in swedish so I don't know what do ask for or where to look for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:50 am

Hi mate I have plenty let me have your address Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:48 am

Cheers mate! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:02 pm

What about the "flower" rivets that have been seen on some suits?
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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:38 pm

Hi

I only need half a dozen of these split rivets. Does anyone have any spares they can let me have please?

Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:07 pm

I have flower rivets

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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:20 pm

How succesful have people been at installing these without a special tool?
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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:58 pm

ccatkins wrote:
How succesful have people been at installing these without a special tool?

Jam the shaft of a screwdriver inbetween the two "legs" and push down carefully, progressively applying more force. Once they open up enough, twat 'em with a hammer! It worked for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:29 pm

Luv it Rich Twat 'em with a hammer
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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:31 pm

Rich330 wrote:
ccatkins wrote:
How succesful have people been at installing these without a special tool?

Jam the shaft of a screwdriver inbetween the two "legs" and push down carefully, progressively applying more force. Once they open up enough, twat 'em with a hammer! It worked for me.
i did the same but used a pair of pliers instead of the hammer.
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PostSubject: Re: Split Rivets for Torso   Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:33 pm

C'mon guys, don't confuse me with tech speak Smile
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