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Old 02-21-2015, 04:20 PM   #21
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Dang! Apparently if you snooze you lose! I missed the two for one $19.95 TV deal...
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:48 PM   #22
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That's hilarious.

Thanks for the tips guys. Used a drill and got all 18 rivets off and the etracks are down. Took 10 minutes! Faster than I thought.

Then I removed the cargo van plastic paneling and swept up all the dust and debris. Now I can start envisioning the future steps.

Empty clean and white canvas at last.

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Yea! With all digits intact?!!! Congratulations!
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:30 PM   #24
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:15 PM   #25
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-----most of us here can atest our own projects never proceed as we envision.

My project is proceeding exactly as I envisioned....well, sort of........

On drilling out rivets, the only PITA is when the rivet spins when the drill bit is halfway through....
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:47 AM   #26
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My project is proceeding exactly as I envisioned....well, sort of........

On drilling out rivets, the only PITA is when the rivet spins when the drill bit is halfway through....
Ah ha----so now we delve into how or why drilling is "better"............

When/if the rivet does spin simply tilt the drill so its attempting to enter the body at an angle, increasing the angle until its somewhat wedged in the hole---works a lot of the time. Said another way instead of trying to drill straight into the rivet body approach it at an angle, bit still turning. This will allow the body to catch and the bit remove more material or it will "hog" out the rivet head and body enough so a small cold chisel could more easily and safely cut the remaining (but diminished) rivet body away.

BTW I do love the wood block idea---my fingers would have loved that even more had I thought of it years and years ago!
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