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Author Topic: 05/10 Eagle corrugated baggage deck  (Read 732 times)
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« on: May 23, 2014, 06:27:42 PM »

Are each bay section one piece. Mine are covered with plywood and fabric, and tanks and hot water heaters and stuff... Grin
I assume they are riveted down ?
I'm thinking I want to replace some of the support joists some day.
Thanks again.
Donald PH

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1979 Model 5 Eagle - 45/102 8v92 HT740

« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014, 05:03:48 AM »

The corrugated aluminum floor is made of approximately 9" wide strips like the exterior siding.  The strips are riveted to each other every few inches and riveted to the supports.  By far, the best way to remove tons of rivets is with an air hammer.  I bought mine from Harbor Freight for $10 item number 92037.  The air hammer takes 1-2 seconds to break a rivet compared to 10-15 seconds to drill out a rivet.  That time adds up when you have several hundred rivets to remove.
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