My '55 Chevy BelAir Blog

From One Chevy Tri-Five Enthusiast To Another!

That should hold it!

Working with a 56 year old vehicle, your bound to find worn or missing parts. Today, I found the latter. When I opened the hood, somethign landed at my feet. I looked around and discovered it was one of the rivets holding the hood release lever to the hood. What to do? Since I didn’t have rivets that large, I headed to┬áthe hardware for some nuts and bolts. I needed to make sure they matched the size of the rivets so they would not get in the way of the trim when I placed it back on the car. The bolts were just a bit to big, so I reamed the hole out to make them fit and now I’m back in business. Now that that was done, back to what I originally was working on today,┬ápriming the doors I had just sanded.