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Offline blown motor

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VIN plate rivets
« on: January 28, 2013 - 06:58:26 PM »
I'll need to move the VIN plate when my new dashpad comes in. Are the rivets that fasten it special and if so where can I get some?

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VIN plate rivets
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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013 - 09:21:00 PM »
I'll need to move the VIN plate when my new dashpad comes in. Are the rivets that fasten it special and if so where can I get some?


ECS sells them. I bought mine from them recently.

 http://ecsautomotive.com/products.php?co=c&pagenum=7

Mike, Fremont, CA.


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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013 - 09:27:26 PM »
ECS is out of stock.

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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013 - 09:30:55 PM »
ECS is out of stock.

that must've just been recent.
Mike, Fremont, CA.


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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013 - 09:54:21 PM »
There's a guy that advertises the rivets every month over on Moparts.  It should be in the E-body parts for sale section.

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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013 - 10:06:54 PM »
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N.O.S. DASH ROSETTE RIVETS $30.00 A PAIR PLUS $2.75 SHIPPING CORRECT IN EVERY WAY $28.00 PR. FOR ORDER OF 5 TO 10 SETS, CALL FOR MORE. RTS.1@COMCAST.NET

That's the ad from moparts btw.  I have no association/experience with the seller.

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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013 - 10:44:17 PM »
That's the ad from moparts btw.  I have no association/experience with the seller.


N.O.S. DASH ROSETTE RIVETS $30.00 A PAIR PLUS $2.75 SHIPPING CORRECT IN EVERY WAY $28.00 PR. FOR ORDER OF 5 TO 10 SETS, CALL FOR MORE. RTS.1@COMCAST.NET

Pricey. Were they any cheaper through ECS ?
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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013 - 10:49:18 PM »
Which moparts? There's more than one. Couldn't find them on the ECS site.

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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013 - 11:39:46 PM »

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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013 - 11:47:18 PM »
I just filed the edges of mine to look like the originals. Cost 2c !!! Everyone gets too anal about all of this VIN stuff. If you study mine yes they are not original but they fool all the rest
Barry (Salmon Arm)

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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013 - 12:24:13 AM »
Curious is it a special rivet tool or just a normal rivet gun? Any pics ?

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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013 - 02:05:13 PM »
They just take a normal gun to install.  I got mine from ECS for $25 I think.

If you have an aftermarket dash pad, look very closely to see if there is foam under the tag area.  Mine had a fairly thick layer of foam there.  If I would have installed the tag with foam under it, the rivets would have compressed the foam and the tag would have distorted.  I ended up trimming the foam from around the two holes.  I put two flat washers on the area where I trimmed the foam.  That way, when I installed the rivets, they pushed down onto the flat washers instead of compressing foam.   

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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2013 - 02:21:56 PM »
Good tip, no issues with rivet length / seating?

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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2013 - 04:08:42 PM »
 I have seen aftermarket rivets that are longer than original to make up the foam issue.

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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013 - 07:09:04 PM »
The rivets I got from ECS were pretty long.  I had two flat washers stacked under each end of the tag and had enough rivet to secure it safely.
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Re: VIN plate rivets
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013 - 07:09:04 PM »