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Old 05-22-2017, 05:32 PM   #351
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So what riveter did you get? I've got a pneumatic one but think it's a little small for the bus application. As always we want pics!!
The big HF model.
It handles 1/4" rivets for $70. But they have a 20% off coupon rt now.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:31 PM   #352
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ha!! maybe EC and i have started a trendx.. Skoolies as daily drivers!
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I just told someone today that I was seriously looking for a shorty for just that reason... you two have me sold on it
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Old 05-23-2017, 04:29 AM   #353
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I just told someone today that I was seriously looking for a shorty for just that reason... you two have me sold on it
I'll keep an eye out. I went crazy bidding on a BB shorty in GA a week or two ago, but that thing went for nearly 6 grand.
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:34 PM   #354
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Seriously? A Riveter for $70?
I want/need to have one.

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Old 05-23-2017, 02:54 PM   #355
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Seriously? A Riveter for $70?
I want/need to have one.

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Old 05-23-2017, 03:20 PM   #356
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That's good to know for when I get settled and want to do future work. For right now, I'm getting it done as complete as I can so I can hit the road but I'll will be renovating and making mods in the future. I have some rust issues back by the license plate but for now I'm using Bondo. I don't like having to do that so I'll work on it at a later date and get it done the right way.

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Old 05-23-2017, 03:25 PM   #357
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That's good to know for when I get settled and want to do future work. For right now, I'm getting it done as complete as I can so I can hit the road but I'll will be renovating and making mods in the future. I have some rust issues back by the license plate but for now I'm using Bondo. I don't like having to do that so I'll work on it at a later date and get it done the right way.

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I'm thinking about cutting an access panel inside to better get at the rear "butt cheek" on mine that's rusty.
Went out today and did some ospho application, some adhesive removal, and gave it a good bath with dawn before the rains come tonight and tomorrow.
After looking at my WC door REAL HARD for a hour, I'm waffling on deleting it.
IF if could find the rubber seal, or someone to make it for me, I'd be inclined to possibly repair the rusty bottom edge and guts and try to keep it.
But I'm on a time budget and steel is cheaper for me than anything else.
Choices choices choices.
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:30 PM   #358
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That's exactly what I've been doing the past few of days lol. They loaded the bus up with it!
I don't know what I'm using to get the gluey residue off.
I do believe that 3M puts out a product for that, available at any automotive paint shop or Amazon.
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I do believe that 3M puts out a product for that, available at any automotive paint shop or Amazon.
I've got Goof Off, 3M adhesive remover, Naptha, mineral spirits, acetone, a heat gun, and lots of other tools and chemicals.
Nothing seems to take off the adhesive from the reflective tape at all. Its just smearing.
I end up softening it just a little by SATURATING it, then carefully scraping it.
I'm goin ham on it next time with a wire wheel on a drill, I think.
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:36 PM   #360
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I'll keep an eye out. I went crazy bidding on a BB shorty in GA a week or two ago, but that thing went for nearly 6 grand.


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