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 Post subject: Re: I hate f..king scrivets!!
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:22 am 
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AUII.Denim wrote:
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everyone hates these f**k things!! :lol: i personally believe they should be outlawed. lol

by the way, they are no match for a stanley knife cutting their heads off :P


side cutters FTW.

Less change of damaging you or the car with a sharp blade.



As I am learning, it is mandatory to hurt/cut/bruise yourself at least once every time you mess around with something new to you in your car.


True, you haven't worked on a car until you've bled and swore.

 

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 Post subject: Re: I hate f..king scrivets!!
Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:14 pm 
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I've found I can stick a fingernail under the head of it, and if I pull upwards on it, while unscrewing it, it comes out easily enough. Then the second part pulls straight out. I've used this method heaps of times, and have never replaced them. I reuse them every time.

 

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 Post subject: Re: I hate f..king scrivets!!
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:34 am 
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years upon years of working on these cars has taught me the best way is simple.
Take a very small flat blade screwdriver and use it to pry the top half of the scrivet upwards, than using a pair of side cutters pull upwards and it comes straight out. Once the top part is out the bottom piece should also pull straight out.

99% of the time you can even reuse them.
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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:50 am 
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does any one know an alternative to these scrivets
so when i take them out i can replace them with something better..
any ideas??
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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:03 am 
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does any one know an alternative to these scrivets
so when i take them out i can replace them with something better..
any ideas??

I've thought about replacing them with plastic push in button type things called Pine Tree clips, similar to a scrivet except it wont have 2 parts to it and should be easier to pull out as long as they fit the hole nicely.

Similar to the buttons that hold the bonnet lining and boot lining in on EF/EL's but in the correct size obviously. They seem easier to get out and you dont have to worry about any unscrewing while levering upwards nonsense, just lever it up and pull it out.

Like this..
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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:55 am 
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I call them christmas tree clips. They seem pretty strong.
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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:13 am 
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KWIKXR wrote:
britishracinggreen wrote:
does any one know an alternative to these scrivets
so when i take them out i can replace them with something better..
any ideas??

I've thought about replacing them with plastic push in button type things called Pine Tree clips, similar to a scrivet except it wont have 2 parts to it and should be easier to pull out as long as they fit the hole nicely.

Similar to the buttons that hold the bonnet lining and boot lining in on EF/EL's but in the correct size obviously. They seem easier to get out and you dont have to worry about any unscrewing while levering upwards nonsense, just lever it up and pull it out.

Like this..
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WTH, I hate those as well, they are almost as frustrating. i have broken so many of those damn things its not funny.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:39 am 
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I hate them too, scrivets and Christmas trees. What was the matter with a simple screw?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:45 am 
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As long as you can find ones that fit the hole perfectly, so not too tight and not to loose, they work just fine, well for me anyway, i have them holding in the plastic panel above the headlights and bonnet catch

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:59 pm 
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as i said i just replace them with screws, done and done.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:27 pm 
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perhaps is there somthing similar to these.... there wall mates for plaster board walls
but pretty much the would screw in and hold on the sheetmetal then you screw a screw into them

 

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:29 pm 
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here is another pic

 

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:53 pm 
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The thread on wallmates are far too big for sheetmetal.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:32 pm 
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get a micro flathead screw driver pry the head up abit , then get side cutters and pull the head off dont cut it..
these things are a piece of cake to take off
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Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:46 pm 
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the idea was somthing "similar" to wall mates
there probly nothing on the market like it meh, oh well
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