Here's one for the rivet counters !
I've come across these Model 7 plunger type mudguards with the bridges removed
The two 1/4+" holes per side are where the quite large style of rivets have been removed.
(As shown, one hole has a hex bolt head in it,)
The question is - what are folks doing to replace this style of rivet ?
There just doesn't seem to be enough room for a bolt to to the job.
As original, they end up being a large approx 1/2" diam H-shaped bobbin,
each going through those 2 holes, but how do they achieve that ??
I've not come across anything that could produce that style of rivet,
short of seriously peening some soft type rod ??
I see the Indian sourced replica fenders come with these welded up,
neatly avoiding this problem. Hmmm