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Old 08-15-2019, 11:09 PM   #1
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Now that the bus is drivable, am focusing on wiring the new tailites, back up strip and third brake light and moving up to new watermellon clearance lites. The very first thing built today was a license plate and stop light bracket. the picture of the license plate on the bus is a mock up not centered. I bought a rivnut tool it works similar to a pop rivet only leaves a threaded insert instead of a rivet. The one I bought from Amazon $62. So much cleaner and stronger than a sheet metal screw. You will go nuts with it, certainly planning to here. Access panels here we come. Also, a couple of new paint almost there pictures. A lot of holes to patch in the back before finishing paint, have all the discs made and primed tomorrows fun!
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Old 08-16-2019, 03:24 AM   #2
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:52 AM   #3
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Does the rivnut tool get used on the outside of panels or inside? That would make a lot of difference where it could be used if clearence is needed for the tool. For heavy work I have been useing "tension bolts", for light work pop rivets. However the rivnut looks interesting
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:12 AM   #4
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Now that the bus is drivable, am focusing on wiring the new tailites, back up strip and third brake light and moving up to new watermellon clearance lites. The very first thing built today was a license plate and stop light bracket. the picture of the license plate on the bus is a mock up not centered. I bought a rivnut tool it works similar to a pop rivet only leaves a threaded insert instead of a rivet. The one I bought from Amazon $62. So much cleaner and stronger than a sheet metal screw. You will go nuts with it, certainly planning to here. Access panels here we come. Also, a couple of new paint almost there pictures. A lot of holes to patch in the back before finishing paint, have all the discs made and primed tomorrows fun!
Is that your front bumper or rear? I'm dealing with a rusted-out back end, and I really should remove my bumper and make sure the supporting structure is properly dealt with, but I'm afraid it would not come off without a lot of cutting and then I'd have a hell of a time putting it back on. I should probably leave my bumper to pros.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:14 AM   #5
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:39 AM   #6
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Does the rivnut tool get used on the outside of panels or inside? That would make a lot of difference where it could be used if clearence is needed for the tool. For heavy work I have been useing "tension bolts", for light work pop rivets. However the rivnut looks interesting
Hi Ronnie, the tool is 18 inches long and it is used just like a pop rivet tool. Drill the hole, put the rivnut on the tool, insert in hole and squeeze. Then you just unscrew the tool from the newly installed rivnut.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:41 AM   #7
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Is that your front bumper or rear? I'm dealing with a rusted-out back end, and I really should remove my bumper and make sure the supporting structure is properly dealt with, but I'm afraid it would not come off without a lot of cutting and then I'd have a hell of a time putting it back on. I should probably leave my bumper to pros.
That is the front bumper, held on with 1/2 bolts and nuts.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:42 AM   #8
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I should have bought blue masking tape stock! Thanks
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Old 08-16-2019, 02:52 PM   #9
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Paint is outstanding!!
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:56 PM   #10
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Thanks Gustav. My wife says it is the contrast with the tinted windows. Funny, when it was chrome yellow I did not even notice that the windows were tinted.
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