Threaded rivets allow for the proper mounting of items to a metal frame.
Continuously screwing items into the frame of your van can cause corrosion & instability if the item mounted is removed/installed more than once.
Vans can be riddled with rusty holes from one time use screws.
A threaded rivet solves this issue.
-Titanium or Cobalt drill bits: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee…
-Threaded rivet tool : https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/smittyb…
-Threaded rivets of assorted sizes
-Bolts & washers that fit rivets used
-D-Ring that will fit bolt size (Threaded rivets can be use in a wide variety of uses, D-Rings are just one)
-Magnet (To catch metal flakes)
-Shop Vac (To vacuum area of metal flakes that)
-Corrosion Prevention Paint (If you want to protect the hole from corrosion)
-Place magnet around desired threaded rivet area (To catch stray metal)
-Use small sized drill bit to make a pilot hole in desired area
-Continue increasing drill bit size until threaded rivet can fit in hole snug
-Clean area (vacuum & paint with corrosion prevention paint)
-Find correct mandrel size for desired threaded rivet
-Place handles in full open position
-Thread rivet onto mandrel until it is JUST off of mandrel base
-Place threaded rivet into hole & close both handles
-Unscrew rivet gun from rivet
-DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN, test rivet with bolt
-If your bolt does not easily go into rivet, DO NOT FORCE IT IN. Take a look inside the threaded rivet
-If you can see any of the sidewall pushed into the center then the rivet was blown out too hard (rivet was threaded TOO close to mandrel base before blowing out)