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Old 07-18-2014, 04:24 PM   #1
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Corner Skin Removel !!&%$#@*!!

OK, Removed Banana wrap, Belt strap, and all the rivets! Positive. Can slide a knife edge between all mating skins except under the wing window.
Here's a pic of the damaged panel before removal efforts.

Are there rivets under the wing window frame?
I can't get the skin to budge??
Please help.

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Old 07-18-2014, 05:49 PM   #2
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I just went out and looked at our '73. The bottom row of rivets holding in that window frame are riveted into that panel. There's at least one rivet wedged between the window frame and the outer skin (sort of partially covered by the window frame). My guess (just a guess) is that there are rivets under the window frame as well. I found lots of rivets in odd places when the interior skins were out.

Are you planning on removing the interior skins and buck new rivets back in? With those panels removed you should be able to see all the exterior bucked rivets (I know, obvious, right?).



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Old 07-18-2014, 06:31 PM   #3
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Okay I have missed something! I see the dent but it can be removed without removing the panel so is there a rip or tear not in the picture? With that type of dent you may have two barely noticeable creases in on either side of the dent and when you remove the dent you can add a shell rib to reinforce the repair. If you must remove the panel then all of the buck rivets on the panel must come out and any of the hidden rivets (bottom and top edges) most common places if there are any.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:21 PM   #4
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Jim & Susan and Cliff,
Sincere thanks for the replies. Got it off! The wing window and a darn hidden rivet in the upper left corner under 2 panels, had to be removed. The latter took the better part of a day to access. The plan is to ask Colin to English wheel that and 2 banana wraps. On re-installation, I feel bucking is the only way to go.
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