Ok, this is something I have never ever done before in my life, but with the attitude "how hard can it be" and "you can always learn" I started out googling the topic reading threads and looking on YouTube. So I drew some tools based on the old rivets head shape and asked a friend if he could help me out making the tools.
So with new tools, rivets, and a borrowed acetylene/oxygen torch I picked up my phone and called my neighbour and asked if he could lend me a set of hands. I have read that they can come in handy.... and they did. Believe me they did.
|Punch in place on the air hammer (long stroke)|
|We test fitted the bucking bar and used a crowbar to keep it in place. The heating of the rivets where done out of the frame using a wise grip.|
If you want to try this out my suggestion are preparation, preparation and preparation, all the tools need to be close and practise on how to get the rivet in place with the rest of the bucking bars as quickly as possible to maintain the heat. In other words, work fast as hell and hit it as soon as possible with the gun.
|Second attempt, left side.|
|First attempt, right side|
|After the wire brush|