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Old June 2nd, 2010, 01:35 PM
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I'm getting a Troy Box for the back of my defender and I'm thinking it may be time to buy a rivnut tool for the install. Is there any reason why I should get a metric set versus a standard set? Not sure which one to get. Any recommendations? Not sure how much I will be using this type of tool, perhaps for a wing top install down the line so didn't want to go overboard on an expensive one, but don't want to cheap out either.

Thanks in advance!
I do everthing in metric as I like carrying only one set of tools, and as you add more on, I hate trying to figure out if a bolt is metric or SAE.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 02:08 PM
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Just get the tool that installs M3, M4, M5, and M6. M6 will be fine for your box install, and the others will come in handy when you have to replace rivnuts for the hardtop install etc. Its like 70 bucks at mcmaster.com - order some extra aluminum M6 rivnuts while you're at it.

You will find uses for this thing once you've got it. Awesome tool.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 03:13 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions. Metric it will be.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 03:33 PM
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I am very happy with the one from northern tool in the first post. I called RN and had them send me a bunch of genuine land rover rivnuts and more genuine land rover rivets too.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 04:55 PM
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Hi chaps i don't know how i have done without my rivnut tool for so long, used it to replace the seatbox inserts and repaired inserts for a mates storage box, also used it to replace all the nuts on my work bench.

mine is like this : http://www.uktools.com/riveter-rivet-p-1875.html
the long handles make squeezing the M10 rivnuts easy.
however with the one i bought the best results are when it has been set up correctly, however once set is great for doing lots of the same size.

my mate bought this one works well but need to buy extras to cover all the sizes: http://memfast.co.uk/shop/Vcat1.asp?cat=2258002340
the good thing with this tool is it allows you to get in tight places and is easy to set up.

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Old June 4th, 2010, 10:55 AM
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I've been using these since the early 80's:
http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/pro...sp?Product=659
I don't need them often enough to warrant a special tool, plus a few collars and bolts take minimal space in my toolbox.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 11:52 AM
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I haven't pulled the trigger yet on a set but I am leaning toward this
http://www.homeprofasteners.com/inde...pshop&Itemid=6

They sell this kit on ebay also.

then buying the aluminum nutserts from mcmaster.
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