For those of you who followed my reshaping the replacement rivets for the steering gear case to column. Here is the finished job. Hope it looks authentic enough for those who care.
Looks great Mark !
You done good— East Texas for, excellent workmanship.
NICE!! what's the bottom side look like? (yea, I'm nosy)
Here is the “verso” ... the actual riveted end. As the Irish would say “I’ve seen worse”
That looks as close to perfect originals as I have ever seen!
Ya done good! (Places other than Texas say that also!)
Looks great Mark! Making parts look right is a joy when they turn out that nice.
60 years from now that column will the subject of BRUTAL arguments as to originality....WELL DONE!
I'm glad you spent the time to do it correctly! Now go back and look at some of the horrible jobs that Dan Treace posted!
I have no reason to believe that my column had been apart before I had at it. The factory riveting job wasn't anywhere near as nice as yours, Mark. Neither was mine.
Nice job, Mark! This thread will provide a nice mini - tutorial for those who have to do this job in the future.
Interesting, Looked at this thread this morning, and I would have sworn I'd posted right after Wayne saying,"What Wayne said!" Fabulous job, when can you do mine?