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Old 07-20-2015, 03:11 PM   #1
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Prepping for sandblast

I should be ready to have the frame on my 75 Sovereign sandblasted pretty soon here, I have the belly pan dropped but am trying to figure out the banana wraps- I'm afraid of taking them off and not being able to get them back on. How do they come off? Are they riveted underneath of the blue belt? Easy to put back on again? Help!!! Click image for larger version

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Old 07-20-2015, 03:17 PM   #2
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Check out Minno's "Little Girl Rebuild"
Starting here on page 23 they are reinstalling the belly pan, although in reverse, it should show you how they are assembled.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f185...-50967-23.html
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:17 AM   #3
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Yes, in order to remove your banana wraps, you will need to remove the belt line trim. Once it is off, you will see that the banana wraps are simply pop riveted on overlapping the shell skins. Reattaching the wraps is just the icing on the cake compared to reinstalling the entire bellypan. How is the condition of your floor?

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Old 07-21-2015, 12:22 PM   #4
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Most of the floor is (very surprisingly) in decent shape with the exception of the rear and a spot near the front, under a window. The rot in the rear is what started this whole project. Started taking the trim off today and doesn't seem nearly as scary as I had imagined.
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And thanks for the link phlegm!
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:45 PM   #6
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No problem.

One thing I have been a little surprised at on this forum is lack of detailed 'how to' articles.

Maybe I just am not looking in the right places?
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:27 AM   #7
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I must be looking where you look because I also struggle finding answers to some of my "how to" questions. Plenty of information here but can be difficult to sort through it to find the answer I'm looking for sometimes.
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