9.0 Hours

Firewall deburring and dimpling

Firewall deburring and dimpling full size

The firewall itself needs most of the holes dimpled. Numerous holes on the other parts need countersinking. Did all that.

Laid out cable penetrations

Laid out cable penetrations full size

I decided to mark the locations of the cable holes, but not drill them.

Cleaned parts

Cleaned parts full size

Cleaned all the parts, getting ready to prime them

Painted parts

Painted parts full size

Primed the firewall parts

Riveting aux fuel pump doubler

Riveting aux fuel pump doubler full size

The first thing riveted is this plate.

Firewall stiffeners

Firewall stiffeners full size

Cleco the stiffeners on and start riveting them. I used the back riveter for most of these rivets.

Brake line bracket

Brake line bracket full size

This bracket is riveted on, also back-riveted.

Firewall riveted

Firewall riveted full size

Here is a picture of the back of the firewall after getting all the rivets in.

Cleco the recess in place

Cleco the recess in place full size


Front of finished firewall

Front of finished firewall full size

And a view of the front, after riveting.

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