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Romer
04-13-2007, 11:36 PM
Been trying to work these Rivnuts to get my tank in and all I have been able to do is make the hole bigger. I am going to take it to a shop in the morning unless someone out there is good with this stuff, or more likely has the right tool

http://george4wd.taskled.com/auxtank/usds.jpg

From this thread. Two existing holes and two need to be drilled

http://george4wd.taskled.com/auxtank.html

nuclearlemon
04-14-2007, 08:26 AM
what do you mean by 'work them"? are you installing rivnuts or are youdoing something to existing rivnuts?

Romer
04-14-2007, 10:29 AM
I'm installing rivnuts to hang my sub tank

nuclearlemon
04-14-2007, 10:39 AM
do you have the tool to install them?

Romer
04-14-2007, 10:45 AM
no tool. went to napa and carquest and they didn't know what I was talking about. Trying to use two 12 mm wrenches like cdan said

Romer
04-14-2007, 10:51 AM
i think i got it figured out now. we will see

Rzeppa
04-16-2007, 08:18 PM
Rivnets are normally installed with a special tool which expands them to the predrilled hole they are inserted to.

Romer
04-16-2007, 10:54 PM
Rivnets are normally installed with a special tool which expands them to the predrilled hole they are inserted to.

yes, but that tool won't fit in these locations. That is why I had to use a different method. Worked in 3 out of 4 rivnuts.:D

Rzeppa
04-17-2007, 06:57 PM
yes, but that tool won't fit in these locations. That is why I had to use a different method. Worked in 3 out of 4 rivnuts.:DGood to hear; after I posted that up last night I was in my garage and remembered that I have a tool (there are several different brands, including "nutserts, etc.) and an assortment of inserts. Holler if you'd like to borrow it!