Military Vehicles, November 1996,: Re: Rivets?

Re: Rivets?

Jim Corcoran (
Sun, 24 Nov 1996 16:41:58 -0600 (CST)

>Help? I'm currently restoring a '43 MB which is my first mv restoration
>project. As part of the chassis restoration, I ground off the rivets to
>remove the front bumper gussets and the rear frame cross-member which were
>badly mangled beyond repair. I've aquired the new gussets and cross-member,
>but do not know where to acquire rivets and how to install them. I pondered
>using carraige bolts, but would like to stick to original. Any suggestions
>would be greatly appreciated. My local parts supplier was clueless on how to
>go about doing this. Thanks.

It's been a few years but I believe USM sold the rivets you are looking for
as a set. The address is
USM, Inc.
P. O. Box 810
Lakeville, MN 55044-0810

Sorry I don't have a phone number, maybe some one else on the list can add lit.
Good Luck!

Jim Corcoran
Austin, Texas