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Center Section - 12/31/2008
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Starting riveting in the center section floor ribsStarting riveting in the center section floor ribs
Here I'm countersinking the spar to allow the rivet to sit flush on the edge of the spar. I squirted some primer on it and then used my hand squeezer to set the rivets.
Time to squeeze the big rivetsTime to squeeze the big rivets
I like to use my pneumatic squeezer when ever I can. I had to remove the bottom die to get the squeezer into position. Check out my Pneumatic Squeezer Tool Tips Blog for stuff I've learned about using the squeezer.
Time to finish the rest of the rivetsTime to finish the rest of the rivets
I was only able to get to the top and bottom rivets on each floor rib with the pneumatic squeezer, so I switched to the old reliable rivet gun and bucking bar.
Done!Done!
Now to find those bolts and nuts for the rest.
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