Putting all the skins on for the final time felt good. After checking one last time for square and plumb the riveting began. Two great friends and fellow EAA Chapter 780 members; who happen to be prior RV builders with vast riveting experience; were my riveting partners. Their knowledge and experience was greatly appreciated by this novice builder!
The top skins went on first in the riveting order suggested by Pat and Carol Fagen. Closing up the nose section is tight but can be done easily by any double-jointed circus performer. I, on the other hand, required several ibuprofens to recover.