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Old 02-02-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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Help newby to a productive afternoon - drill size?

Of first importance is that I find out how to remove the rivets that hold the inside skin and the belly pan so I can keep moving on my project. What size (and type) drill should I drill them out with? Are both belly pan and inside skins the same?
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
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our trailer uses 1/8" for the inside rivets and 3/16" on the belly pan rivets.

I assume you are talking about pop rivets as there are some Buck rivets on the interior skins and I am not sure what size drill bit to use on those. Hopefully, someone else will add to this.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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I used a 1/8" drill bit to drill out ALL interior rivets, even the bucked ones. Occasionally the drill bit wasn't big enough and just slipped through the middle of the rivet without drilling it out, and in those rare cases I jumped up to a 5/32.
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We used these as replacements on the belly pan.

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