Removal of bonnet latch rivets, latches need replacing.

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Removal of bonnet latch rivets, latches need replacing.

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Hi Folk,
Please can someone explain to me how to go about replacing my worn out bonnet latches, and also which new rivets to use when fitting new latches.
Thanks in advance.
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Not an easy job, as these are fitted hot. I've seen people use pop rivets but it looks terrible. See if you can free out the original rivets and then refit them hot, it still won't look great but better than pop rivets. I don't know if the proper rivets are still available from CNH, but they're not from most aftermarket suppliers.
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Thank you for you advice Sandy, I had thoughts that it maybe as easy as replacing sickle mower sections.
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I used semi hollow mild steel rivets on the latches when I restored a Major, worked a treat, easy to hammer tight when cold
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These look good, I would go for them. Make sure the sizes are all apropriate.
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Thank you John, I will see if I can source them locally. Sandy you made comment "these look good" were you referring to John's suggestion?
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Hi John, do you recall the measurements of the rivets you used on your Major please?
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Mervyn Spencer wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:45 am
Sandy you made comment "these look good" were you referring to John's suggestion?
I was, I don't know what size John used, but I would say 1/8" diameter by 1/4" long cylindrical section with a 1/4" round head.
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Thank you Sandy, I'll see what's available here.

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