plastic "push rivets"??
rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Wed Apr 13 21:20:29 CDT 2005
The HP 5036s use those too. I was looking for some a couple of years ago
to restore some the 5036s and I went to local supplier and tried to buy
some. They wanted $17.something a piece for them! No that's not a typo,
$17+ /EACH! Needless to say, I didn't buy any. However I later found that
the old IBM PS-2s use them so I started robbing the PS-2s that I found in
the scrap yards. I also found that the HUGE local surplus store (Skycraft)
has them in stock. So start robbing those PS-2s OR let me know how many you
need and what size* and I'll see if Skycraft still has some.
*Oops, scratch the size. I have a 2648 open, I can get one from there and
try to match it up.
PS I still have that 2648 for you. I need to figure out how to pack and
ship it. That's going t be especially tricky since one or two of the CRT
mounts are already broken!
At 03:45 PM 4/13/05 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm not sure what these things are called... but I need some. I'm calling
>them plastic "push rivets", where a plastic plunger pushes through a collar
>with 3 or 4 plastic legs. These legs break off.
>All the ones I've seen so far are a pretty common size. However, the ones I
>need two of at the moment are slightly smaller than that. Specifically,
>these are the two plastic push rivets from an HP 264X terminal that hold the
>metal cover over the CRT.
>Anyone ever find a source for these? Both my local electronics places came
More information about the cctalk