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Old 03-03-2006, 01:27 AM   #15
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I like the idea of renting the shaver and polisher around but the aforementioned risks are something to think about.

I used a Dremel tool to shave my rivets. It turned out pretty good after I got the hang of being artistic about it. The first few I did looked awful so I drilled em out and redid them. After I polish this summer it will be pretty hard to tell the difference unless you are really up close to them.

Never tried the roto zip. Now that you mention it, it might work. You would have to be pretty careful about it.

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Old 03-03-2006, 04:42 PM   #16
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I have considered this option. With a plunging router attachment set to an approperiate depth and a guide on the base, this just might work. Has any one done this?
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:20 PM   #17
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I have considered this option. With a plunging router attachment set to an approperiate depth and a guide on the base, this just might work. Has any one done this?
I for one would not risk it!
Usually at the shaving point you got a major investment in new Alclad ,time and rivets at 25 cents each. One slip of the 'Zip and it's cryin' time baby!
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:24 PM   #18
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Murray, I would never advocate doing this type work without first practicing the technique. You could install several rivets into a scrap piece of metal or aluminum and test the tool and method of how to use it before doing something "live" on the coach. I still believe it can be done and later this spring I plan on doing this myself. So I will report on my results as I get to the replacement of the missing rivets on my trailer. Ed
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Murray, I would never advocate doing this type work without first practicing the technique. You could install several rivets into a scrap piece of metal or aluminum and test the tool and method of how to use it before doing something "live" on the coach. I still believe it can be done and later this spring I plan on doing this myself. So I will report on my results as I get to the replacement of the missing rivets on my trailer. Ed
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I have 'shaved' some Olympics with my Dremel an a cutting wheel disc but they don't come out looking like a bucked rivet. It's alright for a the odd one though. Uwe and I did a full 12' sheet replacement on the streetside of my Safari and after about 150- 200 rivets we were sure glad we had a shaver. We had the whole job done in about 8 hours.
On another topic, I'm curious about the 'Landshark Int. trim package on your Safari. Got any pictures? I've owned 2 '67 Safari's and not seen such an animal (or fish?)
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Murray, My 67' Safari twin does have the International trim package on it. The optional rear light pack W/trim and rubrail trim on both sides. It has an International plate on the rear above the license plate lamp assembly. It also has the International plate and Red, White, and Blue flag emblem on both sides of the coach. I do have pictures but don't have a scanner or digital camera yet. So I can only show pictures in person for the time being. I will be at the Midwest Forums Rally in June but the "Landshark" won't be ready by then, so we'll just stop by on Saturday the 10th to visit and see all the trailers on the open house there. We do plan on having Potluck dinner with those folks who attend on Saturday night. I will look at your photo gallery to see what your trailer looks like when I'm done here. I'll let you know what the differences are that I see between my coach and yours. The main thing I might think of right now would be yours is probably a Santa Fe Springs coach and mine is from Jackson Center. Mine does say Landyacht on the ID tag where my serial number plate is....thus the Evolved name "Landshark" Ed
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When a buddy gets asked to loan out his chain saw, he has learned to reach for his wallet (as a joke to drive the point) and offers to rent one for them instead -- it would be less cost for him in the long run ...

I see how you're trying to help the 'community' and distribute some of your costs. Nice gesture. You will find recurring uses for a rivet shaver and cyclo -- take a while before deciding to sell it downstream.
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