[Healeys] Rubber bonnet bumpers

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The rubber buffers need to have a hole about the size of the rivet drilled or punched on one side only, then the rivet, a copper plated split rivet, followed by the washer will go through the rubber, shroud and then squeezed over. See illustration.


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One more tip; it's a real b (what the Donald said) h getting the split rivet through from the inside and bending it, since the very stiff rubber bumper is going to be in the way on the outside -- it's intended to cover and hide the split legs. I had some luck using a really big alligator (notebook) clip from an office supply store to hold the bumper open while inserting the rivet. Be sure to drill the hole first and make it pretty generous -- the washer will cover it. 

Gary Anderson

I need to replace the rubber bonnet bumpers on my BJ8.  From the Moss catalog, I see the following parts:

  *   031-359, rubber buffer
  *   325-765, rivet
  *   325-770, copper washer

How do you rivet the rubber buffer to the shroud?   Is this a pop-rivet, or some other kind of rivet?  I have a pop-rivet gun, do I need another tool?


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Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:31:48 -0400
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Hi Tom, The rivets used for the bonnet buffers are split rivets. This excerpt from the Concours Guidelines explains how they should be installed: 

Copper-plated split rivets, inserted from the inboard side, with a small steel washer under the head, secure the buffers. The rivet penetrates only the inboard half of the buffer and the shroud lip; the outboard half of the buffer conceals the spread legs of the rivet. The outboard portion of the buffer (the portion of the buffer that the rivet does not penetrate) is 1/8? shorter in height than the inboard portion. 

Michael S

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