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#3226000 - 07/14/12 10:17 AM where to get 1/4" rivets?
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
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With the big wolf swivels going for $3.50 each, plus shipping, I want to make my own. Any idea where to get the 1/4" rivets? Figure they need to be about an inch and a half long or so.
I sent an e-mail to MTP but no reply.
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#3226069 - 07/14/12 11:35 AM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
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Registered: 01/20/07
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#3227957 - 07/15/12 09:20 PM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
alaska viking Offline
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Thanks Taximan. Works out to .47 a shot.
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#3228461 - 07/16/12 10:50 AM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
alaska viking Offline
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Even better. I was looking at stainless. The regular steel 1/4"X1-1/2" is $.24 each. Yup, less than a quarter.
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#3231116 - 07/18/12 01:19 AM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
Deadwolf Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 86
Loc: Mn
Here is where i get mine.
http://www.rjleahy.com/Store/rivets/trvr.htm

Wolf swivels i make

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#3231374 - 07/18/12 11:11 AM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
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What do you use to make the bend?
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#3231469 - 07/18/12 12:41 PM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
Deadwolf Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
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Loc: Mn
I made a bender


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#3232047 - 07/18/12 06:03 PM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
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Loc: Fairbanks AK
Can you show us how it works?
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#3232148 - 07/18/12 07:27 PM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: Aknative]
Deadwolf Offline
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Originally Posted By: Aknative
Can you show us how it works?

At work now. Will try to do it tomorrow with pics.

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#3232897 - 07/19/12 09:51 AM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
alaska viking Offline
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Wanted to let everyone here know that our friends at MTP will sell us pre-bent wolf swivel rivets (J hooks) for .25 each. After trolling around, that pretty much equals the best price I can find for straight rivets. No bender required. Thanks, Tim!!! smile
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#3232934 - 07/19/12 10:16 AM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
Deadwolf Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
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Loc: Mn
Have u seen there pre bent J hooks? Pretty ugly! That's why i make my own now.

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#3238379 - 07/22/12 10:03 PM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
Deadwolf Offline
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Registered: 12/13/09
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Loc: Mn
Here is the tools required. The pin in the jig is 11/16 in dia.




The rivet is 1/4x3" long


This is 1/2 round stock with a 1/4 hole drilled in the end of it.I use this to put the bend in the rivet close to the head. The taper on the round stock, is just a guide to how far I have to bend it.


This is the slot, I use in the end of the jig to hold the rivet with.









Now the final bend.








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#3238402 - 07/22/12 10:13 PM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
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Originally Posted By: alaska viking
With the big wolf swivels going for $3.50 each, plus shipping, I want to make my own. Any idea where to get the 1/4" rivets? Figure they need to be about an inch and a half long or so.
I sent an e-mail to MTP but no reply.


Back when Dean aquired the Manning #9, he contacted dad about swiveling for it. If I recall correctly, dad sent Dean some swivels made with 1/4 inch rivets and told Dean where he could get them. I have no idea where the source was, but thought I'd throw in a bit of history...
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#3238581 - 07/23/12 02:09 AM Re: where to get 1/4" rivets? [Re: alaska viking]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Very Cool, DeadWolf- i like your set-up!

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