Replacement gusset prep

Well, here we are after another break. Waiting on parts from Van’s blended into the lovely Texas Icepocalypse, which left us without power for three days and with some plumbing repairs afterwards. So it’s been an interesting few weeks there.

However, I did get the new gussets from Van’s, and decided to get cracking on those after work today. Just had to separate the parts (the four gusset pieces come as one piece), do the edge cleanup, runs one edge to nest properly, and drill to final size. The replacement gussets are now clecoed in place and ready for some more riveting. Before we do that, though, I think we’ll do a bit of practice work with the universal head rivets to prevent a recurrence of the previous issues.

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