Was flying solo today. Developed a little system for removing all the damned rivets. I'd say it takes roughly 30 to 40 minutes to remove a roof panel by myself now. Kinda sucks but, it's working. If the rivets wouldn't spin, it would probably take me 10 minutes. So frustrating.
I start off by taking my air hammer with a pointed chisel and knocming the centers out. Then I proceed to drill out the rivets with these Dewalt bits with fancy little tips on the end, they cut VERY well. Pretty much every single rivets spins so I use a metal panel popper and tap it under the metal with a hammer to put tension on the rivet while I drill. Then repeat for the next one, so on and so forth.
I took this pic with a potato, apparently.
I did however notice that 4 of my posts on the drivers side are different from all the rest. No clue what that's about.
I began to remove side panels as well, got one pulled back and discovered inside the panels are just as clean and rust free, and insulation just as dry as the cieling. So I'm considering not even removing the interior panels. Opinions on that?
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