Today’s task was installing the side rails.
First step was installing the M5 nut-plates with 2.4 mm rivets. I didn’t had enough stainless steel rivets and was unable to source 120 degrees countersunk stainless steel 2.4 mm rivets. Masterfix has these rivets in aluminium, which is fine as well because these rivets are only to prevent the nut-plate from spinning:
The orientation of the “side rail joining plate” is not clear, I checked with TAF and this is the correct orientation (identified by the 45 degrees notch on the upper rear side). However one hole is not aligned:
Big question now is “when and what to rivet”? Another builder named this rivet “the impossible rivet”, because when the side rails are in and riveted, access to this hole is obstructed. But I don’t want to close the arc now…