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Old 04-28-2011, 07:02 AM   #15
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I did the same on my 65 Safari. I used Olympic rivits and I did buy the shaver tool. Yes it is expensive but it really did a professional job. I also patched the tv & radio antenna holes. Also added an eve over the rear trunk. The shaver tool made all these look great. After polishing you almost can't tell the dif. from Olympic and Buck rivets. You can see the new furnace vents just behind me.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:49 AM   #16
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Wow, ya know the best looking patch does not look like a patch at all, and if you had not said something, I would never have known. Excellent job. I am now inspired to go ahead and try to patch this myself with the olympic rivets. I feel fairly certain i can make it look acceptable. The other thing that I have come to appreciate from reading so many of these rivet posts, is that patches are ok, and in some cases offer up stories and add more character to these old campers. I have to remind myself often that this is a 46 year old camper and it will never be perfect again. The value to me now, is the journey to bring this camper back to something my family and I can use and enjoy. And with a little luck, attention and care, maybe it will last another 40 years.

Thank you to all that have posted, I will keep this thread updated with my progress.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:51 AM   #17
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Tim, that is a great lookiing Airstream. do you have any other pictures of the repair ?
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