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cboss70

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Rivets- whats correct?
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:41:53 AM »
I went and looked at a collection of 69 and 70 fastback projects and parts cars this past weekend (non-Shelby). I noticed that the vin tag at the base of the windshield on the interior of the car were fastened by different style rivets so I put any purchases on hold being wary.  Some had regular round rivets, some had the flower type rivets (think maybe GM used them back in the day), and one had one of each!  What is the correct style rivet? What if any differences are related to where they were made and when? I'm not a 69/70 expert so any guidance would be appreciated

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Re: Rivets- whats correct?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 02:40:28 PM »
I would offer a word of caution. It's a balancing act with sharing certain things and details on a public forum IMHO since it may not only helps the potential buyer but others that might want to take advantage of using that information to lead another potential buyer  astray and for their financial gain. So asking and answering this sort of thing publically can work against you as well as for you.

Of course this is just one small detail but in an inspection it's all the little clues and details that help paint a picture for the person making the big choice


Sure there are others that will consider this a simple and unimportant detail and that Iím being overly cautious.   ::)

Just a thought

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Re: Rivets- whats correct?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 03:06:09 PM »
I would offer a word of caution. It's a balancing act with sharing certain things and details on a public forum IMHO since it may not only helps the potential buyer but others that might want to take advantage of using that information to lead another potential buyer  astray and for their financial gain. So asking and answering this sort of thing publically can work against you as well as for you.

Of course this is just one small detail but in an inspection it's all the little clues and details that help paint a picture for the person making the big choice


Sure there are others that will consider this a simple and unimportant detail and that Iím being overly cautious.   ::)

Just a thought
I don't think you are being over cautious when discussing details like this.
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