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Left Fuel Tank - 7/18/2006
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Finished riveting in the inner ribs on the left fuel tankFinished riveting in the inner ribs on the left fuel tank
Finally got back to work on the old RV. I took my family on vacation to Colorado last week. My kiddo really loves the mountains. He's never seen them before. We stayed in Colorado Springs for several days. Highs in the 80's and beautiful mountains covered in deep greenery. I understand now why John Denver loved it so much. Anyway... I finished riveting in the last inner rib on the left fuel tank. The heat in my garage is a killer. The outside/inside temperature gauge said 95 degrees inside and 111 outside. I have a portable air conditioner in my garage, but it barely makes a dent in the heat.
A shot of the inerdsA shot of the inerds
I'll be glad when this puppy is finished. I wonder how many builders have thrown in the towel when they got to the tanks. I keep reminding myself how much fun it is to build without having to use proseal. The rest of the RV will be a lot of fun.
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