Originally Posted by alpinelakespilot2000
1. Does anyone know the grip ranges for the AACQ 4-4 rivets that Van's calls for when attaching the slider skirt to the canopy frame? (Van's website indicates that the grip for a 4-4 is 1/4", but what is the minimum and maximum material thickness that is appropriate for this rivet?)
2. I have used a few washers as spacers between the frame and canopy as per the plans. If the AACQ4-4 are too short, given the added thickness of the washers, does anyone know whether and where I could find some AACQ 4-5 or 4-6 rivets?
Apparently, Vans does not use the full part number for these rivets, which confuses Google....
They are AACQ-0404 or AACQ-04-04
...and the full specifications are here....
It looks like the second dash number is the max.
grip in 1/16s, and the have a grip range of 1/8 inch.
With the part numbers above, you should be able to find someone who stocks them...