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Old 07-19-2012, 06:37 AM   #15
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Someone mentioned "o"rings that are used with the Olympic rivits. Where can we purchase those?
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #16
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Someone mentioned "o"rings that are used with the Olympic rivits. Where can we purchase those?
Some are sold with neoprene O rings, some are not. The rings will dry out and fail and I do not use them. Use some sealant on the rivet when you install it for a longer lasting seal.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:14 AM   #17
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Do NOT use "O" ring Olympics.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:58 AM   #18
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I think I paid just under $200 for a 4x12' roll of aluminum (request it to be rolled).

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just wondering the source, did you order online or from a local shop?
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:32 PM   #19
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O ring olympics

Eagle bear.... that's is exactly what I had originally on this panel, and they were not going to make the cut, so out they went.

I have successfully removed the panel. A little boo boo on my part, I needed to remove 2 more rivets going up and then I waited for a hot day, rounded off a putty knife and used some elbow grease and whalla.... out she came.

All in all it took about 10 minutes, I've just been hobbling around after my knee surgery, so I wasn't getting too crazy, but it's removed.

I'll post pictures on my next post.

Now the fun part, making a new skin, drilling it out, getting it clecoed and then buck riveting (will Trempro 625 of course).

I am a little scared of the buck riveting personally.... maybe someone in the Sacramento Area would like to help a fellow airstreamer out. I have all the tools, just need some experience.
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Old 02-18-2015, 10:16 PM   #20
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Timk I am about to start removing panels too. How did it go for you?


My banana wraps were wrecked and I wrecked them more.
Any ideas?
I am tempted to just put them on anyway.
I am afraid to hammer the dents out!

Will get you my measurements and some photos of my project. Cruise around for more albums that are public,


https://plus.google.com/photos/11042...63767839658481

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Old 02-18-2015, 11:03 PM   #21
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Timk I am about to start removing panels too. How did it go for you?


My banana wraps were wrecked and I wrecked them more.
Any ideas?
I am tempted to just put them on anyway.
I am afraid to hammer the dents out!

Will get you my measurements and some photos of my project. Cruise around for more albums that are public,


https://plus.google.com/photos/11042...63767839658481

Dena

Dena,

I use an English Wheel to work banana wraps. A custom body shop may smooth yours out for you if you don't have access to one.

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Old 02-18-2015, 11:18 PM   #22
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Hi Kevin- I bought one and IT WAS HEAVY!! I couldn't even get it out of the truck. I lost hope and faith I could learn ANY OF IT! SO i returned it. I think I need to go find a hot rod dude and ask for help. I keep hearing $$$$ from others! THANKYOU!
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Hi Kevin- I bought one and IT WAS HEAVY!! I couldn't even get it out of the truck. I lost hope and faith I could learn ANY OF IT! SO i returned it. I think I need to go find a hot rod dude and ask for help. I keep hearing $$$$ from others! THANKYOU!

Any old school body guy or hot rodder should be able to knock this out for you. Beer and pizza will get you some wheel time in many small shops in my neck of the woods.
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:09 PM   #24
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Timk I am about to start removing panels too. How did it go for you?


My banana wraps were wrecked and I wrecked them more.
Any ideas?
I am tempted to just put them on anyway.
I am afraid to hammer the dents out!

Will get you my measurements and some photos of my project. Cruise around for more albums that are public,


https://plus.google.com/photos/11042...63767839658481

Dena

I just bought a shot put on craigslist ($12) and heated the banana wraps a little if it's cold.... I did mine in summer when it was hot.
Just rolled it around to get the shape I wanted.
I put a towel underneath to not scratch it anymore.
Then I just polished them up.
There not great, but good enough.
I'll get a picture later tonight,

TIMK
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