Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-03-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
4 Rivet Member
PA BAMBI II's Avatar
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Strasburg , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 451
Rivet Interior panel removal...floor access

In looking at and thinking about removing the old plywood flooring in the Bambi II this Spring, I have begun gutting the interior. I plan to do a body-on floor replacement and this raised a question for me. I know how to remove the bulk of the lower interior panels that are attached with regular pop rivets.

I am a bit concerned about how to remove, or more accurately how to replace the buck rivets holding the lower interior panels flanking the main entrance door. These panels are of course held to the door frame with buck rivets, but with regualr rivets further in (like behind the fridge and the gaucho sofa).

Can I get away with not removing these two panels? If I remove the rest of the lower interior panels, and can access things from below (belly pan is coming loose as well), I am thinking I can leave these panels and original buck rivets in place. I am not afraid to learn how to do buck rivets...I am good with tools and my hands. It is the expense.

We are down to one income with a little camper on the way in this has to be done in stages and on a budget. Frame repair and flooring come first. We'll see where it goes from there.

Thanks! Ben

PA BAMBI II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2011, 01:13 PM   #2
Rivet Master
InsideOut's Avatar

1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,740
Images: 97
Bucked rivets near the edge of something like a door can sometimes be squeezed...but, I can't imagine how there are bucked rivets on the interior panels in visualizing my '64 GlobeTrotter...can you post a picture of where they are?

Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | Sisters on the Fly | Tin Can Tourists
BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.