200A and 202 reproduction
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Coal_Man
Considering tearing my 426B down and wondering what folks use for rivets.  I have a pop riveter but looking for something more authentic.
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HercL4D2
You will want to go to Grainger or Fastenal and look for what is called a tube rivet. You need to know the depth of the solid part of the rivet and depth of the tube.
https://www.grainger.com/category/fasteners/rivets/tubular-and-semi-tubular-rivets
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BSAGuy
Why remove the rivets?  To get the side windscreen "wings" off, carefully pry up the brackets that hold them.  You don't need much space to remove the wings because the wires that go under the brackets are pretty thin. 

For the rivet heads, just tape over them for painting.

This approach has worked well for me more than once.  
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Quick Cal
I'm getting ready to restore a 3H so I too was wondering what I was going to do.

BSAGuy was right. I just did it and it worked like a charm.

Thanks BSAGuy.
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BSAGuy
Thanks, Cal.  After painting, I slid the wings back under the brackets, laid the lid top side down on a towel on my kitchen counter (soft cushion on a very solid under-surface) and pressed down on the tabs that hold the wind wings with the handle end of a screwdriver.  

The less you pry them up to release the wings, the less you have to press down to replace them.
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Quick Cal
BSAGuy wrote:
Thanks, Cal.  After painting, I slid the wings back under the brackets, laid the lid top side down on a towel on my kitchen counter (soft cushion on a very solid under-surface) and pressed down on the tabs that hold the wind wings with the handle end of a screwdriver.  

The less you pry them up to release the wings, the less you have to press down to replace them.


Strange thing. The tab's on the 1936 3H seemed softer, as in much easier to pry up than the ones on the 425. I had to work harder to pry up the 425's.  Then on the 3H I just had to use thumb pressure to bend back down.

The whole job took like 5 minutes with both stove.

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Coal_Man
My hardware is looking a bit rough so I'd like to pull it all off and re-plate it.

Does anyone know the typical (if there is such a thing) rivet hole diameter?
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Gunhippie
I used copper pop-rivets on my 426A rebuild. Not stock, sure, but they look sharp. 1/8" dia.
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Quick Cal
Gunhippie wrote:
I used copper pop-rivets on my 426A rebuild. Not stock, sure, but they look sharp. 1/8" dia.


I'd like to see how that looks.
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Gunhippie
Here you go:

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I removed all the old rivets as all the hardware was thoroughly rusted from many years of camping. I also replaced all the screws with brass screws for ease of disassembly in the future--and 'cause they look sharp.

The rivets are 1/8" dia X 1/8" long. If you can wait a week or so, I can send you a handful. I had to buy a hundred at a time.

Oh, yeah: I'm aware the "wings" are on backwards. I've since bent the clips out, removed the wings and got them on right. That mistaken loss of about 3/4" was critical for using a #10 skillet on the side burners.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
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Coal_Man
How's the copper hold up to general usage?
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arizonacamper
Tim where did you get those rivets at
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DarkmanDrew
@Gunhippie

How did you manage to get the grate clips out? I worked on mine for half an hour and then gave up.
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Gunhippie
426A is different from some of the later models. The clips are held in by screws, so it's pretty easy. Later models of the 426 line are a PITA to get out. Usually a small screwdriver will be the ticket.
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Smudge
Gunhippie wrote:
I used copper pop-rivets on my 426A rebuild. Not stock, sure, but they look sharp. 1/8" dia.

I hadn't noticed those copper pop rivets before. I like the look of them.
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Banjoman
Believe or not I used spent .22 cases as rivets. Had to drill out the hole a bit to fit then used a dremel tool to cut to length then cut slots so I could peen them over.
Looks good and brass. Gotta do what ya gotta do in time of need or as they say it’s the mother of invention
Darrell
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Coal_Man
The grate clips on mine were also installed with screws.  I replaced them with bras bolts and acorn nuts.  For the other bits, I just drilled out the original rivets.  I put the other bits back one with solid copper rivets which I peened over on the inside.  I haven't used the stove yet so the jury is till out on how well they've worked.  The copper rivets I found were flat topped - not ideal - domed head would have been better but I couldn't find any of those.
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1hpycmpr
What I think Coleman used was a semi-hollow tubular rivet and probably a pneumatic press to roll down the open end of the rivet.  When I repainted the wind screens and diamond badges on my 443 and both 442’s that my boys now have, I was able to find the aluminum rivets and had access to a machine at work that rolled the rivets so they looked factory.  I still remind the shop to remember me if they ever get rid of the press.
Mark
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