Luggage Handle Fastener

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Old 06-11-15, 06:47 AM
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Luggage Handle Fastener

Hi, my luggage carry handle broke and I wanted to know what kind of fasteners these are so that I can try to repair it.






This is from the inside:




Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
 
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Old 06-11-15, 06:52 AM
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Those are rivets. If you search for rivet kit you will see options for kits that include various size rivets and the tool needed to set them. Pretty easy job. Home depot or lowes might sell a kit as well.
 
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I replace them with bolts. Drill out the remains of the old rivets. I normally use silver zinc plated or stainless steel button head cap screws. #8 or #10 are pretty inconspicuous though I've used as large as 1/4" without trouble. Then I put a flat washer and nylock nut on the inside.


 
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Old 06-11-15, 07:33 AM
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... and there is always the hillbilly fix - bolt, washer and nut
 
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Old 06-11-15, 10:11 AM
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... and there is always the hillbilly fix - bolt, washer and nut
Hey, I resemble that remark. That's exactly what I have usually done. Got lucky a couple of times and had a rivet that matched pretty close, but most have been nuts, bolts, and washers. For the fashionable fix, I had some old binder nuts around for a while where the stem would go in the hole, and all you see on the nut side is the flange with the end of the bolt inside it.
 
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Folks, what's the point of DIY if you can't justify getting a new tool?? Even if something as lowly as a rivet punch!
 
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Solid aircraft rivets also work well if you want an excuse to buy a pneumatic rivet gun, bucking bar and compressor...
 
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Old 06-11-15, 01:21 PM
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Now that's what I'm talking about!
 
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