Time: 4 Hours
I got started in the Hangar around 9 this morning. The weather is perfect out, a few clouds in the sky and mid-70’s. I grabbed all the firewall parts off the paint rack and checko’ed them to the firewall while trying to be careful so I didn’t scratch the paint. I’m guessing it will take several weeks for it to cure fully. Most of the rivets I will be able to get with my back rivet set.
The riveting went well, only had to drill out a couple when the head slipped off the back rivet plate since there isn’t a lot if room between the firewall flanges.
I got most of the rivets done by lunch time and had offered my help to my buddy Glen to rivet the top skin on his RV-8 tail cone. I was really nervous running the rivet gun on his plane but everything turned out perfect.
You can see how tight it is in there to buck!
Decided to have dinner and sit by the fire pit at his house tonight so I will get back at the firewall tomorrow.