Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-16-2014, 03:30 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
Anchorage , Alaska
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 168
Replace random screws with buck rivets ?

I have the interior skins removed on a 1963 and getting the last touches on buck riveting the exterior skin repairs.

I am noticing a grundle (a lot, took some pic's but no real point in posting, just clusters of rusty screws) of random sheet metal screws that where used for one thing or another in the past, but now just seem to be plugging holes in the exterior skin

On the one hand the holes are now probably random diameters and a proper rivet cannot be put in, but on the other hand if I put a buck rivet in, it would have no structural function than filling a hole for external cosmetics

Any thoughts on wether it's worth the trouble just to get rid of these hideous screws?
Aktundra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
Rivet Master
1977 Argosy 24
Currently Looking...
Milltown , Wisconsin
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,086
Get rid of them, they will keep rusting and staining the skin. Now is the time to buck rivet them and forget about ever having to deal with them again.
ventport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2014, 05:32 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Sphere Guy's Avatar
Livingston , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 586
AKtundra, I've got a few of the same. I figured I will buck rivet those as well while the inner skin is off. Which is the best time to do it!

Just remember to seal them with Vulkem and not deform the outter skin trying to collapse the rivet further than the thickness of the rivet calls for.
Sphere Guy
AIR 50601
Sphere Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2014, 07:07 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
1963 28' Ambassador
Danielsville , Georgia
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 107
Images: 3
That is a great idea I'll do mine as well. What model 63 A/S do you have ?
1963 ambassador international
JCPOTTERF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2014, 02:41 AM   #5
3 Rivet Member
Anchorage , Alaska
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 168
I just have a little Bambi.
I cannot imagine the work involved for those that take on bigger trailers !!
Aktundra is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
replace olympic with Buck rivets??? dkrukosky Ribs, Skins & Rivets 18 06-10-2012 02:13 PM
Buck Rivets or Olympic Rivets halimer Ribs, Skins & Rivets 5 09-21-2011 04:20 AM
Buck rivets or Olympic rivets? Sparkygus Ribs, Skins & Rivets 20 02-28-2009 09:33 AM
Olympic Shaved Rivets vs. Buck Rivets with Dimple msjaarda Ribs, Skins & Rivets 8 03-16-2007 11:00 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.