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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Luggage rail rivets, what was used? Reply with quote

Does anyone know what rivets were used to hold on the rails and where I might find these? Would like to repair mine and put it back in the van.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Luggage rail rivets, what was used? Reply with quote

Clara uses tubular steel rivets when she makes those panels - they are the same ones she uses for the cab dividers. You install them with a clincher tool. They look very close to the originals when they are installed.

I think they are close to 5/32".
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:01 am    Post subject: Re: Luggage rail rivets, what was used? Reply with quote

Many thanks Greg, appreciate the reply. I will see what I can find over here. Hope you are well. All the best, Rich.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Luggage rail rivets, what was used? Reply with quote

I have these (understood to be) original Barndoor rails. They are 610mm long. They still have a lot of their original rivets in place.

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2 rails are black (Kombi?).
The other 6 look to be the lower body colour of a brown/brown Standard BD.

How do you specify rivets? Heads are approx 7mm diameter (with a hole), tails approx 8mm diameter (no hole).

Were these rails also used on accessory cab dividers?
Are these rails 50-55 specific, or were they also used for later years?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Luggage rail rivets, what was used? Reply with quote

I haven't had a look at my originals but according to RS's photos I'd say they are 2 piece rivets like those used for the ashtray mounts. One "capped" side and one uncapped side , they mate together and need to be crushed to secure. Can kinda see in the photo in my ads
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: Luggage rail rivets, what was used? Reply with quote

RockStock wrote:
2 rails are black (Kombi?).

They were not used on Kombis for the back deck - Kombis were bare metal back there.

RockStock wrote:
Were these rails also used on accessory cab dividers?

Are these rails 50-55 specific, or were they also used for later years?

I have seen campingbox say in the past the rails are the same as the rails used on Panelvan cab dividers. This is on post-Barndoor Buses too.
I do not know if the length is the same, maybe he can answer that.
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