Originally Posted by Ron B.
Not an engineer and you should pass this suggestion through Van's, but could you drill out three rivets leaving a hole in the tapered part of the rivets with no stem? Like tapered bushings and glue them in the counter sinks holes to fill the holes , then put the called out rivets through the assembly ? Just a thought where as there is plenty of material for strength.
I wonder how one can drill into the head of that tapered part for the rivet to pass thru?