Re: Screws Instead of Rivets?
if you will notice, some busses like mine have both metal screws and rivets. Since mine is a 1991 model, the screws have not become unscrewed, however, they are not self-tapping, which i have found, sometimes will loosen, and i don't think they hold the same tensile strength as the normal large sheet metal screws. but thats fwiw.
That being said, i have used rivets, sheet metal screws, a few self-tapping screws as well as the smaller size lag bolts to hold the panel that covers up the window areas in my bus. I have driven my bus approximately 5000 miles, and there is nothing that has loosened over the past couple of years. I also have the flange and roof cap for my wood stove screwed down with several self-tapping screws, and none of them have loosened either.. even at 70 mph.
so that is my experience.
Jesus Christ... Conversion in progress.