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I’ve got a 451, and I just changed my front light enclosures. Well, two of the plastic top-load rivets were locked up and broke. Everywhere I look says if that part has been discontinued. Does anyone know of a alternative part that I can get from somewhere else.
I’m missing a few of the rivets throughout the car (probably around 6-7) and it would be great to be able to replace the missing ones all together 57F2BBC4-42F3-402A-A967-7104096BE573.jpeg
 

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If you mean the plastic push pins, most of those should be replaceable with a compatible generic one. Some years ago I bought a variety kit and pick and choose from it as needed.
 

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If you mean the plastic push pins, most of those should be replaceable with a compatible generic one. Some years ago I bought a variety kit and pick and choose from it as needed.
I wasn’t sure if it had to be one of the 🤬 ‘Specialty’ Smart items. Thank you for you’re response!
 

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I wasn’t sure if it had to be one of the 🤬 ‘Specialty’ Smart items. Thank you for you’re response!
It could be, I'm not sure of what exact fastener you're referring to, but I find that on the oddball cases where a generic fastener doesn't work I can modify the part or otherwise make something to do the task when there's no way to get the original parts anymore.
Between the accessibility of CNC and 3D printing, the possibilities for maintaining a car past the manufacturer's support are pretty good; the challenge then beomes modelling a good replacement.
 

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It could be, I'm not sure of what exact fastener you're referring to, but I find that on the oddball cases where a generic fastener doesn't work I can modify the part or otherwise make something to do the task when there's no way to get the original parts anymore.
Between the accessibility of CNC and 3D printing, the possibilities for maintaining a car past the manufacturer's support are pretty good; the challenge then beomes modelling a good replacement.
Thank you GT,
I may have found a generic replacement on Sherco-auto.com. I found them last night, they’ve got a ton of different things like that.
Thanks again 👍🏽
 
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