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Old 04-23-2011, 05:19 AM   #15
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:41 AM   #16
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I'm using pop rivets to attach the lower end of the shell to the C channel. I hope it is ok.
Daniel Daniel Daniel, it is not OK to use pop rivets to attach the shell to the C channel. They don't havr the shear strength that solid rivets have plus they have a hole in the middle from the mandrel. You might as well drill the shell full of holes and use duct tape to attach the shell.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:43 AM   #17
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:50 AM   #18
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:20 AM   #19
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Tracer covers most of the items I used the most on my TW.Here is my list:

1)Dremel too- cut off wheel and scotchbrite buffs used the all the time
2)Cleco's- they will hold the wall channel for the bulkheads and wall panels in place so you can rivet them.
3)Harbor Freight version of the multimaster vibrating saw and sander- could not have done the floor replacement without it.
4)Harbor Freight pneumatic rivet gun and a good manual version
5)A hole bunch of good quality 1/8 drill bits- you will use them all
6) A good high quality battery powered drill
7) Angle grinder and some ferrous metal and aluminum cut off wheel and several different grits of the flapper type wheels.
8) Set of aviation tin snips
9) Good digital VOM meter
10) if you are doing any cabinet repair or building any cabinets, the KREG jig is a must. I used it more than I ever dreamed I would.
11) a storage box with many compartments and a big selection of #6,8,and10 sheet metal screws of various lenghts.
12) a selection of 1/8 pop rivets in all the "grip ranges"- Buy them before you start and it will save you from having to stop in the middle of a project to go buy some,
13) A bag of olympic rivets
14 Elevator bolts and the self tapping floor screws if you have floor work to do.
15) a "mouse" type sander - used all the time

That is my short list of most used items. These things I used often. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:53 AM   #20
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A power or hand nibbler can be useful.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:38 AM   #21
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To install 1/8" pop rivets you are way better off with a #30 drill bit, same goes for 1/8" solid rivets that you will be buck riveting. If you don't have a de-burring tool maybe grab an old 1/4" bit and wrap a handful of duct tape around the shaft so you can de-burr your holes.
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To install 1/8" pop rivets you are way better off with a #30 drill bit, same goes for 1/8" solid rivets that you will be buck riveting. If you don't have a de-burring tool maybe grab an old 1/4" bit and wrap a hansdful of duct tape around the shaft so you can de-burr your holes.
Make sure you get a few bits and a litte cutting oil. I break bits all the time
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:48 AM   #23
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Just keep the sawzall out of reach.......there will be times temptation arises to cut the thing into pieces and drive it to the scrap yard....
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:47 AM   #24
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You know, for a while I used to drag around bunches of tools. Not any more. If it won't fit into one smaller toolbox, it's not coming with us. And if something that bad happens along the road, I'll buy something along the road to fix it. So far, the only thing I've had to buy was a small adjustable wrench.

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