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Modding how do i remove rivets?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Cicada, 14 May 2003.

  1. Cicada

    Cicada What's a Dremel?

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    i wanna place some UV lights on the bottom of my case because i dont like their current placement on the top and sides of my case, and i have a watercooling setup/and uv reactive rounded cables, and they dotn seem to be gettin enouch exposure to hte UV lights -- i cant stick them on the bottom of my lian-li PC-60 because of the removable drive tray at the bottom. ive removed the drive tray, but the metal part where it "latches" onto is still there, as it is riveted to the bottom of the case -- hwo do i remove this?

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    this is what im tryingto do:
    http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/Tt_Aquarius/pics/1018.jpg

    changed the second pic tag from IMG to URL... using other site's images without permission is leeching.. eddie_dane
     
  2. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    I normally drill them out which i find is the easiest way to do it
     
  3. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    cant u just drill rivets out? get a big drill and just drill through the top of the rivet and it should come out?
     
  4. ajack

    ajack rox

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    Yeah drilling is definitely the way to go - that how i did all mine
     
  5. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    DAMN YOU DDK!!! YOU WIN THIS TIME!
     
  6. Cicada

    Cicada What's a Dremel?

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    wow ;; thanks forhte quick replies -- i'll try that this weekend as i'm at school during the week and drive home for the weekend :) thanks again
     
  7. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    Muhahaha im the ruler / quick replier and my name is M_D_K not DDK sorry feeling a bit picky after a stupid college report :mad:
     
  8. olv

    olv he's so bright

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    sorry, MDK, i did know it was you!
     
  9. Bursar

    Bursar What's a Dremel?

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    For the Lian Li cases, a 3mm HSS metal drill bit should be fine.

    I used one on my PC70 and PC60 cases and it was fine.

    Just take care when drilling, as when you break through the rivet, the drill will rush forward, possibly banging into you case and scratching it.

    I've got a couple of UV cathodes in my PC60, and fitted them without too much bother.

    One runs along the bottom of the side panel, and the other across the top of the case under the PSU (it extends into the 5 1/4 bays a wee bit).
     
  10. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    drill a pilot hole first right through the rivit and then get a larger drill bit and drill out the rest
     
  11. Fowler

    Fowler mmm Cosworth

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    I think you should win, I mean look at mrs RTT, lmao

    :hehe:
     
  12. :: Phat ::

    :: Phat :: Oooh shakalaka!

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    you shouldn't need to, most rivits already have a hole in them, just use a bit that's the same size of the hole, then the head of the rivit will just fall off.
     

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