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Esermalda
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Post by Esermalda on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 11:16 pm

the roof poles are all there (4) but one end is bent outward and not usable. Do you know if they are available? from where? and will rivet them to pole? Im sure I read sometime ago that someone replaced theirs but cant remember who? pole problems 2829330259
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Post by vickoir on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 11:19 pm

think it was mike who got new poles from ian at riva
Krist0n
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Post by Krist0n on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 11:37 pm

Is it the full pole, or just the piece of metal at the end you need?
Esermalda
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Post by Esermalda on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 11:49 pm

Hi it's just the bent bit at the end, the previous owner forgot to remove it when lowering the door section. affraid I can remove the old one and rivet replacement( well I haven't tried riveting yet but have watched the video.
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Post by Tow Itch on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 1:00 am

Drill it out, hammer it square over a 900 former. Then rivet it back on
Preferably a piece of steel as the former but a piece of stone might work.
Stone will tend to distress the surface leaving it rough. Don't use a brick it will fracture.
If you can't be bothered to do this phone Neil at Riva and he'll send you an end piece.
The one advantage to doing one yourself is that you then have the practice of doing one should it be necessary in an emergency.
Conversely order a spare from Neil.
Krist0n
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Post by Krist0n on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 6:11 am

I don't think the metal is all that hard to bend. I bet you could bend it back without even taking it off the pole with grips and plyers.
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Post by mike on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 6:43 am

Had a few bent ends over the years affraid have repaired them by just knocking the end of the bracket towards the pole,but failing that just drill the rivets out remove the bracket bend it back to the correct angle with a hammer then re rivet,i did buy some new ones from Ian at riva but this was for extra poles i fitted, the poles i didn't buy they where from an old frame tent then wrapped in white gaffa tape.
Esermalda
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Post by Esermalda on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 9:26 am

Thanks all for the suggestions.
We are becoming quite handy people ( well, not really) but following tow itchs suggestion, Mark remembered we had, from his father, a weight, when potatoes were sold in stone, 14lbs in old money. This as very useful for weighing down that summer pudding which Mark prefers.
Essie xxxx

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