Update on rivetaplooza today.
The rivet gun works great. I think anything say 85-90 psi is good to go. This worked very well. No broken rivets in any way.
Not having ever riveted before but had an idea how it goes I got a lot on one side of the bus done. The 3/16 bit is a tad bit too small for this rivets so I have to wallow the bit around and the rivet goes in with no problems.
For the record do not drill holes with a cordless drill unless you have a bank of batteries from hell. So I went to the corded drill and started drilling.....and drilling....and drilling. Yes I didnt order enough rivets so Ill be doubling up my count so I dont run out in the future.
Heres some of my work....
The previous owners must have been just drilling hole. None of their measurements match from window to window. So I got a yard stick and marked off 2 inches and transcribed that to the metal with a sharpie marker.
It worked out best to drill all the holes and put the rivet in and then come back with the rivet gun to close it up. And yes the air rivet gun made their clamping force seem sissy. So for the 60 or so dollars for the gun I think it will pay off a lot better than doing it by hand. Only complaint I have is the cup that catches the left overs is WAY too small and you have to constantly empty it.
Over all Im impressed at how things are going other than it will take forever to drill all the holes I need but Rome was not built in a day.
Let me know your thoughts.