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Old 01-03-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
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Rivet Interior panel removal...floor access

In looking at and thinking about removing the old plywood flooring in the Bambi II this Spring, I have begun gutting the interior. I plan to do a body-on floor replacement and this raised a question for me. I know how to remove the bulk of the lower interior panels that are attached with regular pop rivets.

I am a bit concerned about how to remove, or more accurately how to replace the buck rivets holding the lower interior panels flanking the main entrance door. These panels are of course held to the door frame with buck rivets, but with regualr rivets further in (like behind the fridge and the gaucho sofa).

Can I get away with not removing these two panels? If I remove the rest of the lower interior panels, and can access things from below (belly pan is coming loose as well), I am thinking I can leave these panels and original buck rivets in place. I am not afraid to learn how to do buck rivets...I am good with tools and my hands. It is the expense.

We are down to one income with a little camper on the way in this has to be done in stages and on a budget. Frame repair and flooring come first. We'll see where it goes from there.

Thanks! Ben
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:13 PM   #2
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Bucked rivets near the edge of something like a door can sometimes be squeezed...but, I can't imagine how there are bucked rivets on the interior panels in visualizing my '64 GlobeTrotter...can you post a picture of where they are?

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