Inspired by Ray, to use rivets instead of wimping out and bolting them down...70th Division wrote: ↑Wed Mar 22, 2023 7:08 amGreat !!JAB wrote: ↑Wed Mar 22, 2023 4:27 amThat's the plan, thanks! I just placed the order.70th Division wrote: ↑Wed Mar 22, 2023 3:39 amI also did notice a slight difference on the size of the rivet dome that is under the wheel well, as compared to the dome head on the side facing the interior of the jeep.
I had a hand bucking block made that slightly smaller size, but couldn't get a good swing of the hammer, to form the head, so used the air hammer bit, with the dome head milled into that matched the inside dome head dimension.
Keep us posted on your efforts with riveting !!
Yeah, I cheated with the "buck bar" made out of scrap angle iron clamped to the sheetmetal, but with no floor in the jeep or the tool boxes I had the access so...
For the buck bar I used a 7/16" drill bit, just deep enough that the side of the drill was about to enter the work, and then "rounded" it with the ball-rasp in the first picture. It seemed to work great! the rivets ar 1/4" shank X 1/2" long https://www.mcmaster.com/97300A683/ , and the tool is https://www.mcmaster.com/6104A49/ which is used in a pnuematic air hammer. The rivets are soft enough to do cold.