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Old 5th October 2016, 08:32 PM
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How does that work through a hole in a thin aluminium panel?
Being an amateur I think I'll stick with the rubber/well nut solution if I need to do any more.
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Old 5th October 2016, 09:01 PM
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It crushes like a rivet, very much like your rubber nuts but permanent. They're all over the place in the D2 - pretty much anywhere you put a bolt in to the bodywork.

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Old 5th October 2016, 09:25 PM
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So do you only need access from the front to fit them, a bit like a pop rivet?
I can envisage fitting them with the bolt in place (not fully tightened) with a tool to pull on it and compress the fixing then unscrew the bolt.

Or do you just push it in through whatever needs fixing then tighten?
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
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e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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Old 5th October 2016, 09:57 PM
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Yeah just like a rivet. It needs setting in place before you attach something to it as it takes quite a lot of force to crush it. A lot of the tools look like rivet guns but they have an male thread on to which the rivnut is screwed. Put it in the hole then operating the tool pulls the thread back out (like the pin of a rivet) and crushes the fitting in place.

I just use a home-made setup a bit like this:



Tightening the nut while holding the bolt still effectively crushes the rivnut as it pulls the bolt thread through it.
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Old 5th October 2016, 10:05 PM
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Ah, that makes sense.

For lightweight stuff like numberplate lights it's easier to just use the rubber ones inserted as you fix the item.
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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