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Old 03-08-2016, 07:10 PM   #31
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:48 PM   #32
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Wish I lived closer - we need a painting party to go along with the rivet removal!!
I'm loving this community more and more....
Me too! I am in awe at how kind everyone has been. I am so looking forward to Saturday!!!
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:02 PM   #33
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I'll carry that motion. I can use some help on "Heavy Fuel" myself. But y'all have fun. I'll watch from Texas. I'm lacking funding right now anyway.
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:36 AM   #34
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I'll carry that motion. I can use some help on "Heavy Fuel" myself. But y'all have fun. I'll watch from Texas. I'm lacking funding right now anyway.
If I am over there I will help in any way I can
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:57 AM   #35
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Though I would chime in, since I went through this a few weeks ago.
I found that a 3 pound hammer and a long flat bat work great. I did it all alone, and was work, but did not kill me.
1. hammer 90 degree angle part of flat bar in between any two rivets. (get it in there real good)
2. steady your feet, and push the flat bar towards either side of the bus (window side) one or both rivets will pop.
3. move over two rivets, so that your flat bar is always being wedged between two well fastened rivets.
should cut your time way down...

PS: when you get to your last rivet, have a friend hold the sheet, it's likely going to fall hard, and if you are alone, you will likely crack a window or your face. I cracked a window..
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:02 AM   #36
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PS: when you get to your last rivet, have a friend hold the sheet, it's likely going to fall hard, and if you are alone, you will likely crack a window or your face. I cracked a window..

Yeah, crack their face instead of yours! It's easier to send someone flowers than it is to bondo and paint your chin!!!
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:16 AM   #37
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Soooo I took tools and a compressor over there Saturday. Sheila is SUCH A NICE PERSON!
I got there and all was well, was looking at her incredible, beautiful bus and when the first few rivets came off I got one of my classic headaches. The kind where I had to lay down and cover my eyes for an hour or so. Sheila was so nice and went and got me some aspirin from Walgreens.

Left her the compressor and the air chisel with various bits.

I ended up having a headache for three straight days.

Just figured I'd update anyone curious.
Her Bluebird is in pretty much NEW condition!
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:28 AM   #38
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Good to hear an update, sorry about migraine...

any progress pictures Sheila?

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Old 03-16-2016, 12:43 PM   #39
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CB, you da man!!! Glad you were at least able to get there and show her how it's done (and let her use your gear!)

Bravo Zulu!
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Soooo I took tools and a compressor over there Saturday. Sheila is SUCH A NICE PERSON!
I got there and all was well, was looking at her incredible, beautiful bus and when the first few rivets came off I got one of my classic headaches. The kind where I had to lay down and cover my eyes for an hour or so. Sheila was so nice and went and got me some aspirin from Walgreens.

Left her the compressor and the air chisel with various bits.

I ended up having a headache for three straight days.

Just figured I'd update anyone curious.
Her Bluebird is in pretty much NEW condition!
Thank you so much for the kind words. It was so nice of you to come over and then to leave your tools was beyond nice. I plan on working on it early Saturday morning and hope to get it all done before the end if the day. So we will see how it goes😀
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