Originally Posted by jim&rita
.... A new approach is mandated. Know nothing about rivets but will now learn......
A great start would be to obtain a service manual. I think Helen Davis Secretarial might have your year available. If you anticipate much DIY work on your baby it would be money well spent.
There might be several places you could check the actual thickness of your floor - the furnace penetrations and the refrigerator penetrations are two that come to mind. IF
your floor is OBS, be very careful attempting to insert a screw - glueing a base plate might be a better option.
Plan and fit before you screw -
Let the censors try to do something with THAT phrase
The good news is that there is not much in the way of gas, electric, or plumbing in the lower wall area - especially in the area of the dinette. Be careful drilling around the kitchen and bath areas, though, lots of plumbing in that area, and the ceiling on either side of the center line is chock-a-block full of electricals.