|Cutting the head from one of the rivets|
|Burning out the centre of the rivet before removal|
|Ben holding the dolly whilst Stuart uses the short handled persuader|
|Stuart lining up the dolly with the rivet prior to persuading it|
The picture shows the setting up of the dolly so that an even persuasion can take place. This usually consists of having to hit it around half a dozen times to get it out.
The reason for removing the rivets (and fitted bolts) is so that it will be possible to "flat pack" the existing frames so that they can be kept for reference until the new ones are erected.
|Two rivets removed and two to go!|
The marking out of the frames is continuing and hopefully hole cutting can take place shortly. The drag box plate is awaiting turning over so that the bracket holes can be cut using the holes in the angle as a template. Once this is done the angles can be riveted on and final machining can take place. This will then be thoroughly cleaned and painted and stored until needed to be placed in the erected frames. The next of the "smaller" pieces to be worked on in the Villa will be the front and rear buffer beams. This is likely to happen during the first quarter of 2018.
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