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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-21-2015, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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The door handle rivets for the 97 thunderbird are discontinued.
Does anybody know if there are similar rivets listed on ford parts lists for a newer vehicle which are still available for purchase and will fit our cars?
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If you search this site for w705711s417 I think you will find these are still available, tasca has them for 70 cents a piece. Supposedly super high strength, but I have mounted them with the ones that came with a Horrible Fright tools riveter: http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-d...tle-66422.html

I seem to remember them being 1/4 and not 3/16 as listed, but it was a long time ago.

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There is also a tech article I forgot about, http://www.tccoa.com/articles/misc/d...les/index.html

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97 Cougar 4.6 Sport/White Opalescent Tricoat Metallic /Gray leather down but not out?
89 Cougar LS 3.8/Oxford White/Gray velour/HG need replaced AGAIN
00 Grand Marquis LS/Vibrant White/Gray velour
63 Falcon 302/black and rust/shed isn't moving
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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..






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