View Full Version : Wedge Rivets for TR7 header rail?

05-01-2004, 08:51 AM
I'm starting to work on the top replacement for my TR7 and was wondering if anyone knew the rivet size I'd need for attaching the top to the header rail?

05-01-2004, 02:53 PM
I used 1/8 x 1/8 aluminum rivets for mine. I think I needed to ream out the holes just a tad to make them fit tho.

05-02-2004, 09:10 AM
That sounds like too shallow a grip to me, I would suggest 1/8 by 1/4. The fabric thickness should be considered, some tops are heavier but 1/4 should work well.
MD(mad dog)

05-14-2004, 10:24 AM
I finished up last night and ended up using 1/8" rivets that were 5mm long and they seem to be holding pretty well. The only big surprise was the corner rivets which actually had too much play for 1/8 so I had to put in 3/16" rivets. Those corner rivets were a real PITA! Otherwise it was pretty straightforward.