Monday September 5th, 2005|
Riveted Both Steps
Today is labor day...and that's excactly what I did...a bunch of manual labor around the house. My work on the project was interrupted by mowing the lawn and helping Jaime with her bathroom tiling project (which is why I didn't work on the RV yesterday).
Anyway...once I did get around to the project I managed to sand down the steps again (just on the plate, where the primer was coming off from shaping).
I also masked off the side skin and primed it.
Then I riveted the steps on. I was going to use solid AN rivets but then decided to use the pulled rivets that come with the step kit. Why? Well, I didn't think I would be able to get all solid rivets in there and I didnt' want to mix rivets.
And here's a close-up view.
I also riveted the right step on. I don't have two of the bolts that go in...for whatever reason the step kit apparantly doesn't come with them, so I'm going to have to order them. To rivet the steps into place I just inserted longer bolts in the UHMW blocks.