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Does anyone know of a product similar to rivetnuts that work well?
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Re: RivetNuts ??

Depends on what your trying to do and what the material is made of. Can you give a general description?
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Rivernuts? Is that contagious?
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Don't know about contagious, but man does it hurt!
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Re: RivetNuts ??

Rivetnuts, or equivalents allow a threaded insert to be placed into a hole, then with the aid of a special tool or a special bolt, compresses the insert (like a rivet) leaving you with a now threaded hole. It's especially helpful when there isn't access to the rear of the panel you're working with......
My Garvin rack had this type of fastener and they worked great, but I can't find the instructions for those inserts. They didn't require the special tool like Rivetnuts need.....
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Re: RivetNuts ??

Crow, A guy at work did some reserch on pem nuts. We use them in metal panels on our chassis so that the covers can be screwed on. Are they what you are looking for? What size screw/panel? Jim
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I want to use 1/4 x 20 bolt and the panel thickness is whatever the body is. I want to secure the gear loft so that I don't have to remove the side panels to install or remove it.......
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Re: RivetNuts ??

I think what I'm looking for are nutserts. It doesn't look like the pem nuts will work with the clearances that I have....
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These are the nifty little units I was looking for...



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How about something like type F. Jim
<a target="_blank" href=http://www.pemnut.com/fastening_products/prod_desc.php3?cat=Fasteners+for+Sheetmetal&amp;df =next&amp;sp=4>http://www.pemnut.com/fastening_products/prod_desc.php3?cat=Fasteners+for+Sheetmetal&amp;df =next&amp;sp=4</a>
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