Originally Posted by kentuvman
Fellow Airstream Enthusiasts,
I've been updating a '76 Globetrotter - I want to replace the skylight windows as they're deteriorated.
Do any of you have a small inventory of 5/32" Olympic Rivets that I can buy? I only need @ 50 or less. I can buy them from Vintage Trailer Supply if need be but will have more than I need. Is it possible to use a Dremel to grind down the point or do I need to invest the money in the tool they recommend?
It looks to me that the ONLY way to remove the glass skylights is by drilling out the rivets from the exterior.
Thanks so much,
Do not attempt to install the vent covers with Olympic rivets.
They will crack the plastic.
Use soft aluminum pop rivets.
When you do use Olympics, do not use those that have a washer. In time, that washer fails, leaving you with a loose fitting, that also will leak.