Originally Posted by Jimd
Ron B. Mentioned this spot but nobody offered a method for this. The problem I see/have is getting a mushroom set close enough to the bracket to set it. Is there a long stem mushroom set or something else to get at this spot? The gun, even with the spring removed is too bulky to fit close enough to the bracket to get on the head of the rivet. Anyone want to share their solution?
It's possible with a mushroom set, but it's tough to do. When I caused a dent in that area, I tried using a 12" long backrivet set
on the manufactured
head to clear the flap bracket, yet caused another dent. I put those rivet sets aside in favor of another approach...
I used a longer flush rivet set when I did my bottom skins
. This is a 5.5" flush set with a 5/8" surface obtained used from Yardstore
. They don't appear to carry it any more, but it looks like Brown Tool has the 5.5" flush set
. Yardstore also 3.5"
long flush sets. The latter is probably too short as it may not fully clear the bracket.
Here I am riveting the left outboard bracket with that 5.5" long straight rivet set.