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Need to repair medium egg lid band

I have an older egg, I guess.  I bought a medium off CL a couple years ago for $75.  Yes, stealth gloat.  Anyway, the hinge mechanism that holds the lid to the base has broken on both sides.  It seems that the hinge holds up the lid with friction--no spring.  The rivets rusted out.  I was running with just one broken hinge for a couple of weeks.  When the second one broke, I actually opened the lid too far and the porcelain cap fell off and broke.  I do have the older style metal damper, though, but it's so-so for controlling heat.

Anyway, any ideas on how I can repair the hinge to band connection?  Seems like a new spring assisted band is going to be ~$125 after shipping.  I guess I got a good deal on the egg, but seems outrageous to pay that much for the band.  I was thinking about doing my own pop rivets, but I'm concerned the rivet on the back side of the band would break the porcelain shell.


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