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Old 10-24-2013, 07:01 PM   #29
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It looks good.


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Old 10-25-2013, 09:52 AM   #30
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Well done, are you planning on replacing the the inner skin as well? Install the inner skin with quite a few extra rivets into the existing and added on structure and you will have created a very effective torque box and you should never again have problems with the front.

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Old 10-25-2013, 10:55 AM   #31
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I will likely fill in the bottom of he existing so I don't have to worry about matching the vinyl covering at the top. I would like to buck rivet a patch on he bottom but I don't know if I can get the panel out without a lot if work as a result of all the wiring. I do have to redo a bunch of that anyway so it might work out. But yes, extra rivets sound like a good idea.

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