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Old 05-31-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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Replace Tail Light Bezel on 1971 Safari

I guess it's always something when you are working on an Airstream... I was in the process of replacing the rear tail light cans and the left hand tail light bezel rivets sheared off and the tail light bezel came off. Dangit.



Here's the rear of the tail light bezel:




Any suggestions on getting this back on the AS? As best I can tell the only way to get this back on without drilling into the front of the bezel and screwing or riveting it into the rear skin is to cut a hole into the inside of the AS and rivet it that way. That seems extreme unless I'm pulling all the inside skins when stripping the unit.

Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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I've riveted a couple back on with a pair of rivets at the top corners, and a nice bead of Vulkem around the edge where you can't see it. You can put the rivets in the part that is normally painted blue, and paint the rivet heads blue.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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Thanks Terry. That sounds like a plan.
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