Gypsy’s rear AC was removed yesterday, leaving even more holes in her floor. Jef and I patched the AC holes with a piece of aluminum and some pop rivets. Credit for this idea goes to Jef’s encyclopedic uncle. I’m pretty sure I could ask him any question about any thing, and he’d have an answer that made sense. It’s amazing.
I ordered a jig saw last week but got tired of waiting for it to arrive. So Jef and I (mostly Jef) went ahead and trimmed the aluminum patch using tin snips. Before you judge the crooked lines and planar wonkiness, you should be aware that cutting 0.050 aluminum with a pair of tin snips is next to impossible. Jef worked a small miracle cutting that patch, and knowing this, I think it looks awesome. You might notice, however, that the lines of rivets are uneven. Yeah, that was me. I’m a designer, for Pete’s sake. What the hell was I thinking, not using a ruler? One of my more obvious brain farts.
Sexy footwear, eh?
I used Sikaflex Construction Sealant (thanks to Stephen for the suggestion), and 3/16″ aluminum rivets.