Originally Posted by SarahEllie
We are getting really discouraged now because nothing seems to be working. I'll attach pictures to show you what we are going for. If you know how to get these rivets without damaging the bus or if you know a way we can do this without removing the rivets, please let us know!
I'm keeping all of my windows (I even added three additional ones) but if I wanted to delete some of them, I think the simplest (and most aesthetically pleasing) way would be to make window "blanks" the same width, height and depth as the original windows, then remove the originals and insert the blanks and seal them up in the same way (the windows of most buses are just pressure-fit into the openings and then three screws into each rib secure each adjacent pair of windows). The "blank" could be just two pieces of plywood and an outer piece of sheet metal, all glued together. No welding, riveting or rivet removal would be necessary.