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Old November 12th, 2003, 04:39 PM
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1: 25 should be good. And you need the mandrel for M6 rivitnuts. If you are ordering from McMaster-Carr the #s are 95585A100 for the Plier-Style Rivet Nut Tool, and 95585A280 for the Mandrel no nosepiece is necessary for the 6M. Rivit nuts are like installing rivets, You drill a hole, put the rivit nut on the tool then push it threw the hole and pull the plier together. I would experament a little before doing it on the 90 if it is your frist time.

2: I think it would be agood idea to try and remove the Rhino liner fro where you will be installing the new rivitnuts.

3: I would try cutting threw the Rhino before drilling. If you drill you may mess up the threads of the rivitnuts. A dremal may help also.
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Old November 12th, 2003, 06:59 PM
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Thanks Mike.

Also, I forgot to double check that I want to drill a 6mm hole or do you want to drill a smaller hole?

I am going to look into peeling off the Rhino lining and see if it has damaged the paint underneath. If not, I'll go ahead and take it off.

If it looks pretty bad underneath I am probably going to leave the Rhino lining on, but what was your concern with drilling and messing up the threads of the rivitnuts? Are you talking about if the rivitnuts are already present underneath the Rhino lining? I don't think they are so I was just going to go ahead and drill them out. 6mm holes, right?

Just to double-check, I'm assuming you drill a hole, then use the plier tool to install the rivetnut in the rail. Is this right? Supposedly after that the install should be pretty straightforward.
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Old November 13th, 2003, 09:10 AM
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The tool will list what drill bit size to use.

If there are no inserts there allready then I would just drill a hole for the new ones. I am not sure the rivnuts will work with the rhino liner you may need to remove the rhino around where the rivnut goes.

If there are rivitnuts installed already then I would try and peel back the rhino just over the rivnut and I would not try to drill it clean as then the threads may become damaged from the drill.

Oh and yes on the instalation.
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Old November 13th, 2003, 10:08 AM
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Make sure you have a tube of silicone caulk handy and some extra weather stripping. I sealed up every nut head and made sure the weather stripping on the windhield area was good. After that no leaks.
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Old November 13th, 2003, 01:12 PM
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Old November 13th, 2003, 01:39 PM
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I just finished this over the weekend and everything was fine thanks to the help of Mike and a few others on this board. I used 6m rivnuts and was instructed to drill 10mm holes. This worked fine but I would check with the instructions that come with the nuts. Make sure the plier stlye gun comes with a 6m mandrel. I had to buy one with seperate which was no big deal.
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Hi Payton,

Check this thread if you didnt find it yet:
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Old December 1st, 2003, 10:23 PM
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i was just looking at some old d90 pictures and was wondering if there were in fact two different hardtop colors that were available both a light and dark grey? or am i just seeing things and only one came out.
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I think there was only one color black? at least all the HT's I have seen were black
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Old December 1st, 2003, 11:48 PM
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Old December 7th, 2003, 08:05 AM
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Is there a thread already about soft to hard-top conversions?
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Old December 7th, 2003, 08:25 AM
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I just put a hard top on my 94 st. Let me know if I can help.
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Old December 7th, 2003, 08:52 AM
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Is there a gasketed, clamp-down hard top? I have only seen posts about permanent installations.
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