My two cents and thats an overstatement!
Unless you are going to a fire or have a deadline to go to the prom I would remove the thing for now. (You can buy #30 drill bits closer than California). A #30 is between a 1/8th and a 9/64th. Any of the three will do but go with the #30 if your hardware man has them.
Buy a good awl or pin punch and mark/indent the center of the rivet heads carefully. You gotta drill as close to perpindicular as you can. You are trying to go thru the dome head and down the shaft as near straight as you can without wollowing out the hole much.
It is a real pain in the arse. But you get the hang of it soon enough. Be patient let the drill do the work. Don't burn yourself as there is gonna be some heat genned from friction.
Buy 4 or 5 drill bits as you never will have enough and you'll dull and break a few.
This will give you some needed practice on removing rivets.
but as the front is a high profile area you want to learn real fast and real slow if you get my drift.
Before you remove it take alot of pix. From ever imaginable angle and showing all conectors and hardware.
After you get the thing off store it. I might be interested in it but doubt the shipping would compute.
Fill the rivet holes with pookey. You can even add rivets to the holes if you feel like it will be a while before you replace.
Get busy with the other 120 or so things you will come across.
Research different stone guards and when ready order and put it on.
Some where in my hours of surfing the mazes of Airstream and RV sites I recall some fella had a write-up on making your own rock guards from scratch. You'll have to find it yourself, maybe someone here can recall where it is.
Start looking for a Stanley #?77?? swivel headed hand riveter tool.
Hard to find but highly recommended.( I can't locate one in the 4th largest slum in the USA. However there is a tacouria on every corner and voo-doo herb stores on every block...viva Texico !)
Oh might as well get familliar with rivets and order some (100) Olympics from somewhere. A guy on this forum has a great price.
68 Overlander in Alabama he is. Look him up. He also sells convertors or invertors or pervertors or some kinda erters.. maybe even frankferters.....
Now if you got a neighbor kid with a sling shot you might revise this schedule.