'48 aluminum half dome install
OK I'm at a loss. After gutting my '48, doing repairs and then running new wiring and insulation, I'm trying to get the 13 panel interior half domes back in place.
Originally I assumed to much insulation was fighting me, so I pulled the inner skin back out, thinned the insulation, and tried again. It isnow at half the thickness of insulation that I started with and it still is acting like I never took any out. I've been using blind rivets to get it in place and I'll shoot solids one for one once it is in place.
The problem is that I can shoot all the way around the front frame and the front window is off about 1/2 inch, or if I start with the window the front frame is off by 1/2-3/4 inch.
I marked the front and rear domes as I removed them so I know they are not swapped, and the holes line up exactly. I haven't moved the trailer, so it is not a case of driving around and everything shifting.
Has anybody else had similar problems putting the older aluminum inner half domes back in place?
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1948 Airstream Liner 22'