Originally Posted by ROBERTSUNRUS
I think a few things should have been done differently. Note: I have dial up
internet so it took me about ten times as much time to watch your video. [slow motion] (1.) Remove old drilled out pop rivet heads from drill bit. (2.) Use a drill bit stopper
[rubber hose] on drill bit; You don't need to drill two inches into sheet metal. (3.) Use rivets on rockguard channel to Airstream body instead of screws and use screws instead of pop rivets on the channel hinge ends. (4.) Use sealer
on the support brackets mounted between the windows. (5.) Do not mount any one piece until all holes are drilled so you won't have drilled, metal particles, shaveings, in between the parts.
I do agree with alot of what you have added to this thread. Thank you for your comments.
The part about your having an dial up internet
is one of the reason the video is the way it is. The more I put in, the longer it gets, the slower the load to your computer. Or the longer it takes for you to see. The main idea for the video is to give someone the big picture idea of what it takes to install one of these.
I have gotten feedback from folks and they did not feel they could do it. Once I helped them (via the phone) they were surpised to find out how easy it was.
I agree that you should use something to stop the drill
bit from going in to deep. The places where we went in deep in the video did not cause any damage, (and we knew it would not) But as a rule of thumb it is a very good idea.
the way you suggested is a better way of doing it.
Great input. Thank you again!!
Here is a link to the video
just in case someone starts the thread here and wants to know what we are talking about.