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Re: Those door speaker "fasteners"... continued.[940-960/91] posted by Stoney on
Sunday, 3 May 1998, at 5:24 p.m.
Well-if they are rivets-pop rivets seem to be the faveorite type used, the best way is to remove the door panel and cut the back of the rivet off-this is where the washer thet the rivet pulls against is located.
Beware! Volvo used STEEL rivets not Butter Soft Aluminum ones. The oxide wheel on a Dremel tool works best. Take some thin sheet metal like from a piece of ductwork 1/8th or os thick and slide it behind the work area to protect the door panel when the Dremel tool slips-and it will I garantee! Wear eye protection as the oxide wheels are disposeable and can/will shatter at hi RPMs or even at low RPMS!
The grinder wheel will work but as it ths not flat and thin it can be a bear to get at all the rivet end. Try cutting an X across the butt end and split the washer then cut off the rivet flush with the panel-then use a drift to "persuade" the rivet out GENTLY! This will preserve the original hole pretty close to the original size. Alternatives leaves a BFH to deal with.