Yes Ross I would prolly try modifying a soft bolt with a bench grinder or if lucky a lathe. Than heat it red hot and rivet it down. I bet it would take me a few tries to get
it tight but not to tight. Sounds like a fun project to do. Several ways to do it.
Thanks, they are available but getting the small amount required is hard. Normally McMaster Carr has everything but I don't see these. I will make something out of a 5/16 shoulder bolt. The only reason I am replacing them is at one time my latch was chromed and I need to drill out the old rivets so I could strip the old chrome off.