In the original TCCoA tech article: Installing 1996-1997 style color matched door handles
The Ford Part Number for the rivets necessary to install the 1996-1997 style color matched door handles was never included..
The Ford Part Number for these rivets is: (W705711-S417) or (W705711S417)
These are available at your local Ford dealership..If not in stock they can be ordered..They come in a pack of 4..
These can also be found under the Auveco brand name part number: 19414
The Fastenal local to me carries Auveco brand fasteners..So they may have something in stock..
Here is a picture of what the rivet looks like when it is installed:
Your average rivet gun/tool will not handle these rivets..
You need a heavy duty rivet tool like this one:
Which can be purchased here-->>1/4 Heavy Duty Rivet Gun
These are special high strength rivets which should not
be replaced with cheap imitations..
You may need a second person..Since this large rivet tool requires two hands, and someone to hold the door handle up..