Anyway, in Part 2, I was frustrated with rivet spacing, so I went into a side trip of designing and building a "rivet fan," a tool for spacing rivets. It was a little funny to have the 3D printer running here in my home office while I was working, but it all came together just fine, and I'm glad to report it works great!
It's all riveted up now, and it looks really good. Tomorrow, after the sealant has had a chance to cure, I will clean off all the bits that squished out, and I will wipe down the outside of the panel to remove all the ink and such.
Also tomorrow, I hope to clean up and paint a bracket and possibly start on the front firewall.