Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-10-2018, 06:16 PM   #21
Mini-Skoolie
 
ak91th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Fairbanks AK.
Posts: 13
Year: 1971
Coachwork: Ward
Chassis: 1975 White Road Boss
Engine: Detroit 8V71/330hp.
Here is a link to a rivet removal tool for different size rivets. https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=1341A
It is used a lot in the aircraft industry. Hope it helps.
__________________
JD - Boss75
______________________
Live from the last frontier
ak91th is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #22
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 2,922
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
Sojourner, is that a 100 gallon tank you dropped from yours? Looks like a bigger job than I was picturing in my mind.
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2018, 06:06 AM   #23
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 598
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Quote:
Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
Sojourner, is that a 100 gallon tank you dropped from yours? Looks like a bigger job than I was picturing in my mind.
Standard 65 gallon fuel tank, in case that's what you're referencing.
__________________
I am an sojourner in the earth; hide not Your Commandments from me. Psalm 119:19

Here is the patience of the saints; here are the ones keeping the commandments of YAHWEH, and the faith of Yahshua. Rev. 14:12
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 01:25 PM   #24
Bus Geek
 
o1marc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 2,922
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
Quote:
Originally Posted by sojourner View Post
Standard 65 gallon fuel tank, in case that's what you're referencing.
I don't have tractor cheater, so I'll have to see what a nightmare my 100ga. will be to drop and clean.
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 02:07 PM   #25
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Eastern WA
Posts: 2,744
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE (A3RE)
Engine: Cummins ISC (8.3)
Rated Cap: 72
I am having some success grinding the heads off and punching the body out with my air chisel.

Unfortunately, a number of them on the chair rail are not punching out. I am going to have to figure out how to deal with those.

I managed to do a little body damage and break a couple of windows as well
PNW_Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 02:12 PM   #26
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 598
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Quote:
Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
I don't have tractor cheater, so I'll have to see what a nightmare my 100ga. will be to drop and clean.
If you set it up correctly with a couple floor jacks and an extra set of hands you should be able to do it fairly easily. Patience with an eye for safety is the key here. Its mostly just me working on this thing so my tractor is just another set of "hands". I ran my own mobile marine business for a good number of years so I'm pretty adept at moving heavy things around alone.
__________________
I am an sojourner in the earth; hide not Your Commandments from me. Psalm 119:19

Here is the patience of the saints; here are the ones keeping the commandments of YAHWEH, and the faith of Yahshua. Rev. 14:12
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 02:13 PM   #27
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 598
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Quote:
Originally Posted by PNW_Steve View Post
I managed to do a little body damage and break a couple of windows as well
I got one myself. Thankfully I'm only using a few of the windows in mine. I'll still have lots of spare parts when I'm through.
__________________
I am an sojourner in the earth; hide not Your Commandments from me. Psalm 119:19

Here is the patience of the saints; here are the ones keeping the commandments of YAHWEH, and the faith of Yahshua. Rev. 14:12
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 02:34 PM   #28
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Eastern WA
Posts: 2,744
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE (A3RE)
Engine: Cummins ISC (8.3)
Rated Cap: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by sojourner View Post
If you set it up correctly with a couple floor jacks and an extra set of hands you should be able to do it fairly easily. Patience with an eye for safety is the key here. Its mostly just me working on this thing so my tractor is just another set of "hands". I ran my own mobile marine business for a good number of years so I'm pretty adept at moving heavy things around alone.
Took me a minute......

I started reading that and wondering "how in the heck is a floor jack going to help?"
Attached Images
File Type: jpg River removal 012.jpg (195.8 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg River removal 013.jpg (168.8 KB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg River removal 016.jpg (220.6 KB, 20 views)
PNW_Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 03:53 PM   #29
Bus Nut
 
sojourner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 598
Year: 1995
Engine: DT408
Quote:
Originally Posted by PNW_Steve View Post
Took me a minute......

I started reading that and wondering "how in the heck is a floor jack going to help?"
Sorry, I think this thread got hijacked a bit.

When I removed my rub rail rivets, I removed all of them and removed the rub rail altogether. I then go around with a hammer and a roll pin punch a bit smaller than the shank of the rivet that's been cut short (so it doesn't bend) and with a 1 or 2lb hammer to knock the rivet shanks out. You have to whack it hard all at once though to shock it through. I've also used vise grips on the inside and clamp on and wiggle them loose and pull from the inside.
__________________
I am an sojourner in the earth; hide not Your Commandments from me. Psalm 119:19

Here is the patience of the saints; here are the ones keeping the commandments of YAHWEH, and the faith of Yahshua. Rev. 14:12
sojourner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2018, 05:49 PM   #30
Bus Nut
 
Jolly Roger bus 223's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Swansboro,NC
Posts: 545
Year: 86
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Ford B700
Engine: 8.2
Rated Cap: 60 bodies
Just catching up on this one?
And I might have missed a part?
If your interior walls are off and the ribs exposed? Why not cut the interior side of the buck rivet flush to the rib and punch it out instead of trying to cut the head off.
Jolly Roger bus 223 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.