ok so i saw this on this site and was wondering. ive never welded before, ive never used a rivet gun, just changed my oil for the first time a few weeks ago just to give you an idea to how naive and ignorant i am to all of this. i saw this picture and was wondering if you guys would agree to do it? would you guys reskin the whole exterior of your bus?
now my question is what the hell is he riveting into?
#1 on the top circle what the point of thse rivets? its hard to see but there are rivets all the way across the top of those panels from front to back. they arent riveting into anything else other than tht singlular panel. theres no overlap of another panel, its not riveted into the original yellow roof skin. so whats the point in riveting the entire upper part? im assuming im missing something but what?
#2 ok now the bottom circle, again what is he riveting into? i would understand if he riveted a few inches up or down from where he did with an overlap of both panels to squeeze the together, but whats the point in riveting in between the joints of two panels? they arent overlapping so they arent being closed together, ijust doont get?
again im only asking because i dont know and being tht im going o be doing something similar i figured i should prob find out.
this is another picture from the inside of the same bus
#1 again where are those top rivets going into to? whats threr purpose? i dont think theyre bringing two pieces of metal together they r just riveted into one panel so i dont get what tht does?
#2 again just to show you where those rivets are? this makes zero sense to me cause wtf are they joining togethere? i would thing the pannels would have to overlap inorder to rivet them together. would does this do? does it still work?
#3 i guess i just thought you rivet the panels to the frame of the bus to secure it to the bus, now i realise tht kind of seems silly. so do you rivet the pannels together, and then weld the panels to the frame to secure it directly to the bus? is this ow his works? again i just assumed you rivetes the panels directly into the vertical window frame like you see in the picture. im assuming im wrong bus again any info would be great thanks yous and sorry for the loong post