Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:55 pm Posts: 5 Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Mounting new parts or replacing damaged parts?
If you're about to mount the rivets from a DIY split-kit it's easy to do.
Just did it this weekend. My experience:
* Make sure you have a good level support under the rivet so it will not bend. * Use the slider-track pin to flare the rivet, but only a few strokes otherwise the rivet will crack along the edge. * Finish with a flat hammer. I uses one on top of another.
It's actually quite easy: just get a bit that's a little larger than the rivet shaft and carefully drill off the part of the it that's been peened over. Make sure that you have solid support under the head of the rivet. Once you drill that off, you can simply push the body of the rivet out of the hole with a punch or blunt nail. You definitely don't need or want to drill out the entire rivet. The rivets on the Jones boards have often had the peened-over part base-ground off, which makes them easy to remove, but also easy to fail.