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Old 06-15-2021, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Bed sides to bed frame rivet 1945 p/u 1/2 ton

Has anyone had the opportunity to put together a bedframe with the bedsideĎs using rivets. I purchased the rivet kit and rivet set tools. But Iím not sure where all the rivets ago thereís five different sizes and head types. So a little help would be awesome.

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Old 06-15-2021, 10:52 PM   #2
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When I bought my 47 tonner the bed was in it's many pieces. It came from California and was in great shape. I used a combination of 1/4 20 and 5/16/18 carriage bolts to re-assemble it. I know you asked about rivets, but the kids and grandkids like the heck out of it and we have a blast driving and riding in it. Just sayin.... I am probably way older than you so I just want to have a good time with my old junkers while I am still here. If you are going to the shows, then that's a different story and listen to those knowledgeble in the proper rivets.
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Old 06-15-2021, 11:34 PM   #3
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Hi Will, I got my Truck box and components from Northern Classic Trucks, it came with 2 different rivets; 3/8x3/16 round head (10) and 3/8x3/16 truss head (28) the truss heads put the sides to the sub frame and the round heads put the bed front panel to the sides, heads on the outside, don't forget to prep and prime all the surfaces that will be covered up after assembly so you don't have rust. hope this helps, David
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:28 AM   #4
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Thanks so much! Yes priming is done! I purchased a bed rivet kit from C&G Iíve got the rivet set for 1/4Ē and 3/8Ē every helpful.

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Thanks for the info, Iím 58 no grand kiddos yet but that can change quickly ;-).
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When I built the new bed on mine, I used 1/4-20 bolts with knurled bodies ,nuts and lock washers inside and it pulled the subframe and sides together nicely. I had to buy a fairly good amount and have a lot left if anybody would need some ? (I even took time to remove the markings on the bolt heads so they look pretty much like rivets)
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Awesome, yeah Iíve already bought the rivets and I think that Iíve got it pretty much figured out as far as for the rivets go now but yeah thank you for telling me how you did it I really appreciate it just in case the rivers donít work Iíll be able to try some other methods.
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