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cerbera

posted on 18/8/10 at 06:38 PM Reply With Quote
Rivnut hole sizes

What should the hole sizes be for 5mm and 6mm steel rivnuts?

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MakeEverything

posted on 18/8/10 at 06:52 PM Reply With Quote
5.5 and 6.5.

Is this a serious question?





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Macbeast

posted on 18/8/10 at 06:52 PM Reply With Quote
7mm and 9mm





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cerbera

posted on 18/8/10 at 06:55 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MakeEverything
5.5 and 6.5.

Is this a serious question?


I've never fit them and the ones Ive ordered haven't yet arrived to measure.






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MakeEverything

posted on 18/8/10 at 06:58 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cerbera
quote:
Originally posted by MakeEverything
5.5 and 6.5.

Is this a serious question?


I've never fit them and the ones Ive ordered haven't yet arrived to measure.


ok, in that case, i would wait until they arrive and then drill the holes, just to be sure.





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Macbeast

posted on 18/8/10 at 07:00 PM Reply With Quote
5.5 and 6.5 would be clearance size for 5mm and 6mm screws not rivnuts.

Rivnut holes need to be bigger, as above.





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plentywahalla

posted on 18/8/10 at 07:01 PM Reply With Quote
7.2 for 5mm

9.6 for 6mm

At least the ones I use are. other makes may be slightly different.

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Steve Hignett

posted on 18/8/10 at 07:04 PM Reply With Quote
Different brands of rivnuts warrant different holes drilled I'm afraid...

The current batch I've got require:

5mm = 7.1mm hole
6mm = 9.6mm hole

And, as above, I too didn't think it was a stupid question, although I think the answer of 5.5 and 6.5 is a stupid answer..........






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MakeEverything

posted on 18/8/10 at 07:23 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steve Hignett
Different brands of rivnuts warrant different holes drilled I'm afraid...

The current batch I've got require:

5mm = 7.1mm hole
6mm = 9.6mm hole

And, as above, I too didn't think it was a stupid question, although I think the answer of 5.5 and 6.5 is a stupid answer..........


I didnt say it was a stupid question, rather i asked if it was a serious one. Suggest you read thoroughly before trying to assassinate someone. In my second post, i said that i would wait for the rivnuts to arrive before drilling.

Wasnt you that was playing the asshole to speedy was it? Or is this normal behaviour for you on a wednesday evening?





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Macbeast

posted on 18/8/10 at 07:34 PM Reply With Quote
From Car Builders Solutions -

"Here are the drill sizes for the rivnuts supplied with the kits.
Please check the size of any additional rivnuts purchased
because different manufacturers may differ slightly.
STEEL: M8 - 11mm, M6 - 9mm, M5 - 7mm, M4 - 6mm, M3
- 4.6mm
ALUMINIUM: M6 - 9mm, M5 - 7mm, M4 - 6mm,
M3 - 5mm "





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cerbera

posted on 18/8/10 at 07:36 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers for the replies. Was just after an idea of the sizes so I could *ahem* procure the drills from work tomorrow

I wasn't going to be drilling any holes intil they had arrived.

[Edited on 18/8/10 by cerbera]






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AdamR

posted on 19/8/10 at 09:01 AM Reply With Quote
My ali M6 rivnuts require 8.8mm holes. Hole size is obviously crucial, so suggest measuring your 'nuts once they arrive, as above...
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welderman

posted on 19/8/10 at 09:12 AM Reply With Quote
you making something for the car then Nick ?

Diffuser !


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cerbera

posted on 19/8/10 at 11:10 AM Reply With Quote
Nothing as exciting as that. Just repositioning/changing the rear exhaust mounting bracket as mkII suggested






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