For What Its Worth
Removing the stock body rivets
when installing a CPP lower A-arm system.
The biggest pain in the CPP lower A-arm install was getting
body rivets out when removing the drag
link mounts. Some
people say it is easy, some say it is hard. I noticed that many
of my rivets had been "double hit" during
installation. This may be one of the reasons it was hard
for me. The factory at some time may have "improved" rivet hits
is my best guess.
is all done
from under the car.
I found the best thing
to do was to drill a pilot hole in the center of each rivet about 3/4
of the way thru. I think it was about a 5/16 drill. The
pilot hole helps relieves the tension on the rivet.
Then using about a 1/2" drill, drill off the head only. Then take
a punch up through the pilot hole and pop the rivet
out. Hardest part is starting the hole in the center
of the rivet.
VHubbard. May 2009
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