Monday, January 4, 2016

Section: 18
Hours: 5

I finished adding the stiffeners to the right tank skin and then riveted in the gas cap flanges and drain flanges. More fun with pro seal!
A nice bead of sealant squished out from the edges of the drain flange after riveting. 

I dabbed on extra sealant around the rivets with a q-tip.

Gas cap flange buttered up, ready for riveting.

Inside of the tank- I dabbed extra sealant on the rivet heads.

Outside of the tank- I wiped off the excess sealant from the rivet heads and around the outer lip using paper towels lightly wetted with acetone.

I dabbed some extra sealant on all the shop heads of both the left and right skin stiffeners.

I did a beautiful job riveting in the gas cap flange on the right skin- oops! The fumes from the pro seal must have been affecting my thinking- I messed up the alignment. Luckily I caught this before the pro seal had gotten very stiff. I drilled out the rivets, cleaned everything up with acetone and started over.

Right side gas cap flange from the outside.

Right side gas cap flange inside.


  1. Looking good Smash! Enjoying your build.

  2. Looking good Smash! Enjoying your build.