Approaching the gasket from the inside would probably be better.
The top interior shell is cracked and the guy who sold it to us gave us the replacement piece.
I decided to have my friend do some of the work for us. He's never worked on an Airstream before but he can figure it out and knows who to go to for advice. So I have no problem with him doing it. He'd certainly do a better job than if I and DW were to meander our way through! lol
I quickly had the shaver in mind after I began researching the Olympic rivets. When I was taking the pictures, that's when I noticed some rivets not being shaved down from a previous repair.
Luckily, the big project I had in mind just suddenly shrank! A big WHEW on that one as the shaver is not cheap. Plus, the money coming back from returning the kit can now be put to other uses like new weather stripping and the materials. The curtains and the rugs need a good cleaning before we head out. For the walls, I was advised to use a good vinyl cleaner, testing a small area first. There is also rust on the magic chef cover and around the refrigerator to tend to. A list is being made as we go.
I will driveway camp under our own power for a bit to learn all the systems. We're happy, we got ourselves a fine camper here.
Eventually, I will need a garage for this.
No, a barn. Yes. A big, heated barn with plenty of room.
Well-lit, too. (I'm into photography, so I love light)
With plenty of tools and multiple work benches.