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Old 04-19-2005, 02:30 PM   #21
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A quick take on some of the suggestions from my experience:

-Not sure about chiselling, never tried it that way.
-For me, the Aircraft Spruce tool was a total waste of money (maybe I got a defective set, but I tried again and felt ripped off when Aircraft Spruce wouldn't take it back ),
-The spring loaded center punch tip really works !

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Old 04-19-2005, 02:43 PM   #22
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I just did one yesterday as a matter of fact...

I use an old wood chisel and hammer. You line the chisel parrallel to the body and as you hit you can see it slice through the head. Takes half a dozen hits or so, but it shears it off cleanly.

Each of my front windows have about 40 rivets apeice. I could not imagine trying to drill straight enought to remove them without walking all over the place.

The chisel method cleanly removed the heads and the window frame came off easily. Then all the shafts needed to be trimmed flush. Leaving the shaft part of the rivet in is actually a good thing as your holes may not line up perfectly when you put your window or body peice back if you drilled all the way through using the drill method.

I still need to clean up the vulkem around these, but the rivets shown were all removed with a chisel. The left ones were shaved and the right ones were not shaved yet...



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What tools do you use to chisel the heads off?
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:49 PM   #23
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Which shaver did you use ?
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:01 AM   #24
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I'm not sure as I just borrowed it.

It looks like the one airstream dreams sales.

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Old 04-20-2005, 12:36 AM   #25
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Ahh ok cool. I am not close to that stage yet. Just planning ahead !
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