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Old 03-22-2021, 10:10 PM   #1
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Hello all ! I’m new to the conversion group. We have a mini bus bluebird and just starting to do the ceiling and floor. My bus has mostly rivets and I’ve seen many posts on the different removal options. What I can’t find is what to do with all the holes? I’m running strapping for a wooden ceiling.
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You mean what to do about the holes you remove the rivets from?
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Yes. Do I need to reinforce the ribs before installing strapping?
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Yes. Do I need to reinforce the ribs before installing strapping?
The only thing you need to worry about as far as the rivet holes are concerned is making sure that the screws you're using on the strapping (I'm assuming Teks wood-to-metal screws?) don't get run into any of the existing rivet holes. Otherwise you can ignore the holes.
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Thank you !
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I ran furring strips front-to-back on my bus, and I would lay each strip in place and mark where the holes for the Teks screws needed to go with a marker, to make sure I was running them into clean metal without rivet holes already there.
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