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I'm gonna install my skid this weekend and was wondering why I just can't go buy regular old aluminum or stainless rivets. Do the Doo rivets come painted black on the heads? Are they stainless? Afraid if I get std aluminum rivets, they will vibrate and I'll get that black/grey mess on the yellow skid.
 

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I think mine came with Stainless rivets. And they were not painted black. I don't think aluminum would be bad. Worse case drill them out and replace them. I'd have to say the body was 3/16 to 1/4 and the head diameter was 1/2 (if I recall). I put the backing washers on everywhere except the ones through the 1/8 aluminum pan. Hope it helps.

PS - the stainless "pop" rivets about "popped" my arms to install. Man they were tough (used a manual rivet gun).
 

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I agree with Stang ... use bolts and washers on the front tub area and then use the rivets under the engine area. I have seen many rivets work loose and have to be replaced but the bolts hang in there are are trouble free.
 

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Did you have to remove your exhaust to get to the holes when using SS nuts/bolts? Did you start in the front or underneath?

High Life said:
I agree with Stang ... use bolts and washers on the front tub area and then use the rivets under the engine area. I have seen many rivets work loose and have to be replaced but the bolts hang in there are are trouble free.
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Magnum600SDI said:
Did you have to remove your exhaust to get to the holes when using SS nuts/bolts? Did you start in the front or underneath?

High Life said:
I agree with Stang ... use bolts and washers on the front tub area and then use the rivets under the engine area. I have seen many rivets work loose and have to be replaced but the bolts hang in there are are trouble free.
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I used a car floor jack to hold up the skid plate tightn against the sled. I did not have to remove the pipe, you have plenty of room to make up the bolts .. I use nyloc bolts to eliminate vibration problems.
 

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High Life said:
Magnum600SDI said:
Did you have to remove your exhaust to get to the holes when using SS nuts/bolts? Did you start in the front or underneath?

High Life said:
I agree with Stang ... use bolts and washers on the front tub area and then use the rivets under the engine area. I have seen many rivets work loose and have to be replaced but the bolts hang in there are are trouble free.
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I used a car floor jack to hold up the skid plate tightn against the sled. I did not have to remove the pipe, you have plenty of room to make up the bolts .. I use nyloc bolts to eliminate vibration problems.
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I as well used stainless bolts for the front 4 holes and rivets for the back two. The odd time you do need to drop the front of the belly pan for access so bolts do make that a little easier. I used pan head (rounded) sockets (allen) bolts with stainless washers and nyloc nuts on the back side of them.

I would remove the exhaust - only takes 1 min to remove and saves some aggrevation.
 
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