Brief Description: Finish riveting, more fuel tank assembly
Jack helped me finish riveting the bottom mid-fuselage skin (26-7.4). At last I can start putting the fuselage together and measuring for the wiring harness runs.
I spent the rest of the time doing more assembly on the tank. I found the fuel filler flange to be over-bent, so I had to flatten it carefully to get it to fit to the skin. With that done, I clamped and drilled it into place and then fabricated all the Z-brackets by riveting nutplates on the inboard ones. Next I added the rear baffle and Z-brackets and drilled the parts in place. Next is disassembly, deburring, and dimpling to prepare for the actual assembly with ProSeal.
Rivet count: 412 Total: 8683 - Plus 549 done at Van's