Rivet Gun for Bolt Hood Lock

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I am preparing to buy a Bolt hood lock for my JL, but noticed that not all rivet guns can handle the hefty rivets that come with the kit. In some online videos, people even had to use a hydro-pneumatic gun, which seems like overkill. I don't have much riveting experience, so just looking for something effective and inexpensive. Appreciate any recommendations/advice. Many thanks!





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Appreciate any recommendations/advice.
You don't necessarily have to use the rivets that come with the lock.

Check Harbor Freight. It's my understanding that they carry a rivet tool that is supposed to work with the heavier duty rivets.
 

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You just need a gun that accepts 1/4 rivets I believe. I got one off amazon for like $20, its an astro brand model 1423, works fine.
 
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I used the Harbor Freight # 66422, 17 1/2 ". Less than $20. Worked great.
 
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Look like that's the most popular one, and my local HF has it in stock right now. Much appreciated!
 

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For my Mopar hood lock, my Amazon one was a little tricky because the vertical rivets would fall ever so slightly and the gun wouldn’t grab. Almost had to hold the cheap Amazon gun at an angle to grab but for as infrequently as I use it, worked for me.
 
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I just bolted mine in.
I had considered this too, but wasn't sure if there would be enough clearance under the mounting point to fit a wrench extension. Might just go this route if it's easier than riveting. Thanks for the recommendation.
 

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