Removing Exterior/ Interior Rivets - 2004 International CE200
I've been doing a lot of research on rivet removal and the general consensus is to drill them out or use an air hammer tool. I am wanting to remove the rivets on the piece of sheet metal covering the window channels to prep for a roof raise. These rivets are not the small ones with an eye hole than can be drilled out. They are solid with a rounded head. Unless they just have caps on them covering the eye hole. They can be accessed from the back because I already have all off the windows out. Does that make it any easier? Maybe I could just smack them with a hammer from the back and knock them out backwards? Or do I need to slam the solid head off and "break" them out. I don't think these will be simply drilled out.
Also, our wall panels on the interior appear to have been tacked on to the interior sheet metal with a welder underneath the window sills. I've seen multiple videos of people with visual rivets holding their wall panels on underneath the window sills and simply drilled them out. Ours appear to not have rivets but rather multiple welds tacking them up. I'm finding it to be an absolute pain to wedge a screwdriver inbetween each weld and pry to break the small dot to slowly pry the wall panel out. Maybe these can just be drilled? Otherwise I'm going to lose it and saw the entire wall panels out with an angle grinder.