Started oiut this morning with Jack Keegan helping me buck rivets. We did the aft bottom skin, except where the left side skin overlaps, and the seam where the bottom skin meets the side. Then we did the bellcrank ribs to the bottom skin. This was with the tailcone on its side so we could both reach the bottom skin easily. Then we rolled the tailcone so it was belly up and started in on the side rivets starting aft. We worked through a couple of bays and the longeron rivets aft of where the turtledeck skins overlap the side skins. Then Jack left and Phil Cobbin took over. We finished the rest of the side skin. Next, we used Phil's alligator squeezer to get the four rivets in the aft for the F-1055 parts while we could reach through the left side. Then I clecoed the left side in place in preparation for further riveting. I finished by squeezing the aft-most line of rivets on both side skins.
Rivet count: 515 Total: 11884 - Plus 549 done at Van's