REPAIRS – Wheels, pt. 4

I’m removing the old hubcap retaining clips from the four main wheels. Most people probably just grind-off the top of the rivet head, and use a punch to remove what’s left of the rivet. I put some grinder marks on the wheel when taking out the rivets from the spare, so decided on this method for the remaining wheels:

  • Remove the old tire valve
  • Strike a mark with a center punch on the underside/bottom of each rivet
  • Drill a hole from the bottom of the rivet through the top (I first used a 5/32″ or 4 mm, then came back with a 3/16″ or about 5 mm)
  • Use a pin punch, just punch out what’s left from the bottom.

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