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Serial Number Tag

Postby tmays » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:13 am

Changing the bolster on a Cub. Looking for pointers on removing tag without damaging it and reinstalling it. Thanks
Thomas

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Re: Serial Number Tag

Postby tst » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:19 am

use a putty knife to get behind the tag to hit the rivet, sometimes they will come out, sometimes they shear off, just use new rivets

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Re: Serial Number Tag

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:18 am

I prefer to center punch the rivet and drill off the head. This allows removal of the plate, then the rivets have to be drilled out.
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Re: Serial Number Tag

Postby Bill V in Md » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:21 am

George Willer had a "How To" post that used Tim's technique. His "How To" post is still there, but the pictures are missing. It is short, so below is a cut and paste of his method. I used it and it worked for me.

"I had just started this job and decided to get my camera since we've discussed it before. The thin putty knife closest to the tag has a narrow notch cut in it with a cutoff wheel. Then additional putty knives can be driven between it and the casting to walk the rivets out unharmed and ready to be re-used."
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Re: Serial Number Tag

Postby inairam » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:28 am

I tore mine with a putty knife.

If you have a Dremel tool I would tape the tag and try to weaken or remove completely the head of the rivet first with Dremel
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Re: Serial Number Tag

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:48 pm

The notch in the putty knife makes it work much like a claw hammer, reducing the chances and extent of damage to the tag.

I've never needed to remove one. But the punch and drill option sounds pretty good.

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Re: Serial Number Tag

Postby tmays » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:04 pm

Thanks for the tips, fellers!
Thomas


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