Thread: Poor Rivet Job
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by RVGator View Post
These gaps vary from .001" to .023". I think I already know the answer but just to make sure...this is a show-stopper correct?
Don't look at it as a show stopper. It's just an intermission, or maybe a sideshow.

I'm definitely with Steve on this. I have pretty loose standards when it comes to how bad a rivet has to be before I'd drill it out. And these are well outside my comfort zone. Like he says, use lots of clecos to keep the parts clamped tight.

Thanks, Bob K.
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