Originally Posted by pfb
Nice! The inexpensive hand tools are o.k. for aluminum riv-nuts, but very difficult to squeeze the heavier ones with them.
Why did you choose to use standard rivnuts instead of metric?
Because I'm using 15 series 8020.
The 40 series 8020 (metric) doesn't have the seamless smooth sections available that I'm using in the van (things like the round ball 3 way connector) - only the 15 series has that.. so I was forced out of the gate to go 1.5" instead of 40mm which means everything is 5/16-18 instead of M8. Basically the 15 series has the most options.
It sucks... I know. Metric makes so much more sense but alas 8020 is an american company
i.e. 15 series has these available (no other series does):