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Old 10-03-2017, 05:07 PM
Poetman Poetman is offline
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Forgive me for being so slow. I'm not the mot handy guy in the world, but once I figure out what I'm actually supposed to do, I don't have trouble. I am not worried about the replacement straps--I have some leather belts and nylon lined up. The rivets are giving me the trouble.

Is drilling them out my only option? Won't that enlarge the diameter of the holes in the cases? Also, what kind of rivets are they? Are they pop rivets--because it seems I need a special gun for those?
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Old 10-03-2017, 06:07 PM
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You would need to carefully drill a (small) hole through the dead centre of the rivet.. the aim is for the rivet to collapse.. the leftover remnants of the rivet may then be removed with pliers.
They will not be "Pop Rivets".. Pop Rivets do not fit flush on the inside of the case.. They would intrude and probably scratch the drum.

The split rivets are commonly used in the luggage industry in suitcase manufacturing... Also Leather workers use them.. Maybe you should take the case to a leather worker or Shoe repairer.. I would be surprised if He/She did not fit the straps while you wait & for a minimal Fee..

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Old 10-03-2017, 10:22 PM
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Thanks for the slow tutorial, fellas! Okay--so I definitely need to drill them out. Then, what kind of rivet and tools do I use to attach the new straps? Thanks again!
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Old 10-03-2017, 11:11 PM
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"Then, what kind of rivet and tools do I use to attach the new straps? "

Really? I feel like I'm watching Head Injury Theater.

Reread the thread it's all there in black and white complete with illustrations.

Then - back away from the bong slowly....

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Old 10-04-2017, 12:47 AM
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""Really? I feel like I'm watching Head Injury Theater""

You may think that is funny..
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:52 AM
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""Really? I feel like I'm watching Head Injury Theater""

You may think that is funny..
$hit just caught me by surprise is all. I was reading the thread and checking out all the great options you guys gave to him -with illustrations- and then his last post is; "So what do I use?" I was rolling on the floor laughing. It was almost, Marx Bros. funny....

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Old 10-04-2017, 12:22 PM
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LOL—SHUT UP!! I’ll reread it again...VERY SLOWLY!!!
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:09 PM
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LOL—SHUT UP!! I’ll reread it again...VERY SLOWLY!!!
Funny $hit. The boys gave you some really good suggestions though. Looks to me like which ever one you choose to do the job it'll come out good for you. Any of the preceding suggestions will work for you. Post up a photo after you do the repair I want to see how it comes out.

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Old 10-05-2017, 05:10 PM
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Lol, I know! Will do. I am going to try and get this done this weekend. The belt I had may not work though--bass drum case is deep, and the belt seems a bit to short. Depends on what I can find. I'll update the thread with a before and after.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:48 PM
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Cheap tie down cargo straps... & u can use your existing buckles..

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