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berrybus
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« on: August 20, 2006, 12:13:23 PM »

how many rivets does it take to skin the sides of a mci 9 from the top of the bay to the roof that has been raised 6 inches? jim
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006, 03:30:05 PM »

Well, I raised mine 8", and put in over 2000. My framing was custome at 4' centers as opposed to 5', and I spaced my rivets closer together than original. See details at bus.gumpydog.com


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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006, 04:10:57 PM »

Is this kind of like the "how many jelly beans in the jar" contest?  Does the closest guess win something? Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2006, 04:44:26 PM »

Jim,

I'll bite. How many rivets does it take to skin the sides of an MC9 from the top of the bay to the top of the roof raise?

No, seriously, I used about 1500 with no roof raise.
get a good air rivet gun, you'll need it.
I also did double duty with Sikaflex, and had good results. That skin won't ever come off.

also, get your rivets from rich.

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2006, 02:33:00 PM »

Thanks for the kind words Devin......Great advice on the SikaFlex as well. The Sika works great as a sealant and keeps two dissimilar metals apart also. Two very important factors..........................

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