Originally Posted by drchris66
Ok so based on the input from you guys I'm gonna go the route of buck rivets since my entire interior is exposed. Which brings me to my next question...There are at least 2 panels and a window that were repaired or replaced at some point using Olympic rivets. Should I replace them all while I'm at it? Also, there is one panel that has what looks like buck rivets that aren't bucked if that's possible. The inner shank protrudes about 3/8's and it isn't flattened like the factory rivets. The heads are under the exterior trim so I can't see them. I'll take a photo tonight to get your opinions. I might as well do those too while I'm at it. Funny, someone once told me those were the most expensive words in home remodeling..."while you're at it". I guess that applies to Airstreams too!
Some parts can be used resulting in a fantastic repair, by some mechanics.
On the other hand, those same parts used by some mechanics, are a disaster and a half.
Bucking those panels in place would be ok, but remember, the buck rivets are 1/8 diameter and the holes for the Olympics are 5/32 in diameter.
The question then becomes how would you properly fill that 1/32 void.