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Thread: Looking for assistance with riveting a new aluminum panel. Portland Oregon area.

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    Looking for assistance with riveting a new aluminum panel. Portland Oregon area.

    Hello everyone,

    I've got a quick story, and then I'll get to the ask.
    I'm hauling my bosses Airstream from Alaska to Portland, and I managed to damage the skin in the process. He's cool about it, but the Airstream dealer is not. They quoted me a reasonable price for the part, but their labor and "additional parts and supplies" number was absolutely outrageous.

    I was wondering if there was anyone in the Portland area that would be willing to help me replace the panel. I can do the disassembly and prep on my own, but I'm not familiar with flush rivets. I will be happy to pay for your time and knowledge.

    If anyone is willing to help me out, that'd be AWESOME. Please feel free to reply or dm me here, and we can exchange contact information.

    Thank you all.

    Pictures:
    http://imgur.com/gallery/WRz2LtV

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperFastMatt View Post
    I'm not familiar with flush rivets.
    I dont have the equipment or skills to help with the repair, but thought Id point out that your trailer does not use flush rivets. The rivets in the photos are universal head (sometimes called button head) rivets. Just wanted to prevent you buying a bag of the wrong fasteners. Good luck with the repair!
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    You are absolutely correct. I dont know why I thought that. I was reading vintage AS forums last night, and I think that's where I came across the mention of flush rivets. Thanks!

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