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Old June 3rd, 2016, 02:34 PM
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Friday ribbed roof question

As we are working on the ribbed roof of my 110, I have encountered several issues.

1. How can you pop a long rub style dent out of a rib. There's really no access to hit it from underneath. I was thinking of maybe one of those stud welders to help pop it up. I want it to look better, but it doesn't need to look perfect.. I will be painted white... If it was not visible I would leave it be, but I have a couple I can see from the front..

2. There is a galv rain gutter that wraps around the roof. It looks like like it used some type of solid hammer rivet, but when I look in the parts catalog it is saying the 35 mm rivet that is pretty much used everywhere. Any ideas??
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 04:24 PM
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You said ribbed....
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 04:28 PM
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That aluminum bondo, Alumaweld or something. You can weld and pull it then bondo it or just bondo it without the hassle of welding.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 05:20 PM
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Those are them. Where can I find them?
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Here is what the rivets look like. -Jeff
There are there are three different rivets shown. Solid round head, tubular solid rivets and "sealed" pop/ blind rivets. For the roof gutter they are tubular or semi-tubular solid rivets, you could probably replace them with a solid rivet. I believe that the tubular rivets are squeezed in place not hammered. Take a look at the Eastwood setup for solid rivets. One thing to keep in mind is that most modern solid rivets are going to be "universal" head which are flatter than the round head rivets used all over the Land Rover. Most if not all LR are 3/16" dia by 5/16" long a few places they are longer. If you don't want to drop a lot of $ at Eastwood look at skygeek.
I bought a 3/16" rivet set, and rivets from Eastwood, 25$ husky air hammer, 20$ dent kit for the anvil, works good, keep air pressure low.
Sorry super long response ... Also Yrm metals & rovah farm have some LR series specific rivets.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 07:11 PM
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That is an excellent response.... Thanks
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There are there are three different rivets shown. Solid round head, tubular solid rivets and "sealed" pop/ blind rivets. For the roof gutter they are tubular or semi-tubular solid rivets, you could probably replace them with a solid rivet. I believe that the tubular rivets are squeezed in place not hammered. Take a look at the Eastwood setup for solid rivets. One thing to keep in mind is that most modern solid rivets are going to be "universal" head which are flatter than the round head rivets used all over the Land Rover. Most if not all LR are 3/16" dia by 5/16" long a few places they are longer. If you don't want to drop a lot of $ at Eastwood look at skygeek.
I bought a 3/16" rivet set, and rivets from Eastwood, 25$ husky air hammer, 20$ dent kit for the anvil, works good, keep air pressure low.
Sorry super long response ... Also Yrm metals & rovah farm have some LR series specific rivets.
Another riveting post on D90
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Bwahaha! Clever feller! ;-)
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Bwahaha! Clever feller! ;-)
Here are some pics of what Eastwood sells. These are 3/16" dia by 5/16", you can see the difference compared to a round head rivet.
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Old June 4th, 2016, 12:59 PM
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I didn't like the color of the Eastwood ones. I ended buying a semi tubular hundred pack from fleabay in aluminum finish. If anyone needs some extras let me know.
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