96 civic HX K24a
What brand of rivnut kit do you use ? Looks like a clean fit 👍Public Service Announcement: Diabetes is bad... do whatever you can to avoid it.
I spent most of the weekend adding hand rails to my inlaws home because my FIL lost a toe to diabetes. So not a lot of time on the car. BUT I did spend some quality time in the garage, thanks to my wife and her understanding!
I learned several things with my other car... one of them is plan out your use of lexan/poly methodically. second is... use rivnuts and not pop rivets. track side lexan removal should be as easy as possible and in a manner that shouldnt possible damage the lexan as its expensive.
The rear glass is the worst to do... it will take the longest to plan. you want to make sure you arent popping too many pinch welds and that you are putting rivnuts (or pop rivets if you really want) into flat metal. As always, seal your drilled holes with paint... AND if you use rivnuts, practice on flat metal and make sure your settings are good on your rivnut or pop rivet gun.
One of the biggest challenges of the rear glass is how to attach it along the bottom. Its a very thin metal, its not flat or large... missing or measuring incorrectly is easily done. On this car i decided to rivet aluminum tabs in to hold my rivnuts. it will give me a uniform look and make it easy to remove the glass if needed (and yes i have had to do it)
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This is what the rivnut should look like when compressed...
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If you are paranoid like me... or have ever had to deal with a failed rivnut... you add a little JBweld to the base so it wont fail after your race car shakes them to death.
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Also to match... i did rivnuts for the hood vents. yes i used a lot of rivnuts, but the shape of the hood dictated that. I'll post more pics once this snow goes away.
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I did some other things... like build the mount for the fire suppression bottle and remove my wing for sanding and painting... no... i dont have any pics of that yet. maybe later.