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Triumph TR6 - Door Strap

Anyone have any idea how to "rivet" the door strap when replacing it/them?? Thanks.
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Doug Baker

Many are replacing that rivet with a screw
DON KELLY

Don, that fastener would seem to be safety related to me. If the door strap fails, maybe it'd induce failure in the hinge and then the door and then...

So what kind of screw, that is, how strong and how installed.

I've tried to figure out how they mashed that rivet in place inside the A post and it's improbable, maybe not impossible. Of course, gotta get a rivet that'll work first!!
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Doug Baker

That strap is just to keep the door from opening all the way. I don't think there is any safety part on it.
Are you talking about
616122 Rivet, securing checkstraps to doors

Or

556141 Rivet, securing guide springs to front door posts
DON KELLY

Don, rivet 556141 securing check strap to front door post!
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Doug Baker

Here is what I did


DON KELLY

If I had to do it all over again, I would use phillips. I hate slotted
DON KELLY

Don, what about hex head screws (or itty bitty bolts like a 10-32 3/8" long) with washers and nuts? Did you use nylox or other fasteners to withstand vibration and coming loose?
Doug Baker

I think I used zerts
DON KELLY

Doug, not a lot of room to get a socket in there for a hex head
DON KELLY

HEX head screws???

Are we talking about the world famious Robertson head screw invented my Mr. P.L. Robertson himself of Canada?


So famious that we refer to the most popular size as a "red robby"
Rick Crawford

Rick,
I'c call any threaded rod that has a head on one end and a nut screwed onto the other a bolt, but TRF and most other fastener folks prefer to refer to them as set screws if the thread come all the way to the head. Bolts, to them, have the thread stop short of the head by 1/4" or so. Set screw to we Yanks (Damn that's still hard to say for a southerner born and bred) is an otherwise termed allen screw. So a small (very small) BOLT that has a nut on one end is called a set screw by LBC suppliers!!! BTW, there's room to get to the strap from in front of the A post with a long extension!! Of course you have to have access behind the front wing!!
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Doug Baker

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