(a) Insert rivet stem into pulling head of rivet gun.
(b) Hold rivet gun in line with axis of rivet as accurately as possible.
(c) Apply a steady, firm pressure against rivet head.
(d) Squeeze handles of manual gun. The rivet clamping action will pull sheets together, seat rivet
head, and break stem flush with head of rivet.
(a) Thread rivnut onto mandrel of installation tool.
(b) Insert rivnut into hole for installation.
(c) Apply steady, firm pressure against rivnut head.
(d) Squeeze handles of tool to clinch rivnut shank against material.
(e) Remove mandrel from rivnut.
(a) Position struxnut over hole.
(b) Apply force sufficient using riveter to seat struxnut.
(c) The struxnut is properly staked when head of nut rests securely and flush on surface of
component being staked.
10-56. BODY REPAIR (Cont'd)