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Old 08-06-2011, 11:22 PM   #1
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Rivet removal question

I need to remove the big rivets from the bottom that holds the belly. The belly goes around the frame and tucks up under the outer shell. The belly had a bunch of tears where the frame came through it so I have to replace the whole thing. My question is how do I get those big suckers out, and once I do, what is the best replacement. (5052-H32 ?) I'm going to buy the rivet set from VTS but they are out of stock at the moment. All suggestion are welcome, I'm a newbie (2wks into this).
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:06 AM   #2
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I've used these to replace a few missing belly pan rivets:

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Old 08-07-2011, 06:32 AM   #3
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drill or grinder

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I need to remove the big rivets from the bottom that holds the belly. The belly goes around the frame and tucks up under the outer shell. The belly had a bunch of tears where the frame came through it so I have to replace the whole thing. My question is how do I get those big suckers out, and once I do, what is the best replacement. (5052-H32 ?) I'm going to buy the rivet set from VTS but they are out of stock at the moment. All suggestion are welcome, I'm a newbie (2wks into this).
I always drill them or use a grinder. Once you grind them some, you may can use a chisel to cut them the rest of the way off.
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