I removed the access panels and attached nutplates at every screw location, then used them as a template to drill the rivet holes. Next I removed them all and countersunk the holes. I drilled out the screw holes to 5/32" in both the overhead console and access panels. I riveted the nutplates with pop rivets and then attached the panels with 6/32 screws. While I was working on the console, I drilled the hole in the right side for the wire to control the baggage dome light, which will be glassed to the cabin top and routed down to the rear passenger seat back brace, where the relay and switch will be installed.
Rivet count: 52 (0 redo, 530 total redone) Total: 16179 - Plus 549 done at Van's