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Mystery Item - 1967 GTO

I was scraping some old paint and grease from the upper and lower a-frames yesterday on my 67 GTO to prepare for repainting them. After blowing off the loose stuff with an air hose I moved my shop light with a magnetic base and found this little item stuck to the magnet. It appears to be a large rivet.

Any ideas on what it is? I included a penny in the pictures to provide context for the size of it.
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Sorry, only a mystery to me. I should have spent a little more time on Google. It appears to be an old ball joint rivet that was drilled out. Sorry to have wasted your time reading this post.
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Have your upper ball joints ever been replaced? Factory rivets them, replacements get bolts & nuts. Might just be a ball joint rivet. Bronze it, mount it on a plaque, and show it off on your fireplace mantle with pride - it could be original and worth tons of money!
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Have your upper ball joints ever been replaced? Factory rivets them, replacements get bolts & nuts. Might just be a ball joint rivet. Bronze it, mount it on a plaque, and show it off on your fireplace mantle with pride - it could be original and worth tons of money!
Hey Jim, I should have known you would be quick to assist with an answer Yes, they have been replaced and based on pictures I found that's exactly what it is. Thanks again.
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Hey Jim, I should have known you would be quick to assist with an answer Yes, they have been replaced and based on pictures I found that's exactly what it is. Thanks again.
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That's funny.... wonder how long that has been loafing there.
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