I managed to get a picture of our daughter pop-riveting the replacement panels in place (she hates having her picture taken).
Basically it’s clamp everything lightly together, move it around until it’s aligned, clamp it tightly and then pop-rivet it all together. The pop-rivets allow us to remove the clamps and have everything stay in place during the welding. It’s more work doing it this way, but I figured she would have an easier time with the wire welder if the clamps were not in the way.
I’m not doing this to be a mean dad. It’s actually quite the opposite. The most important thing I can do is to impart knowledge to her so she can be a confident and capable young woman.
She is smaller and less strong than I, so we had to find some new ways of doing things, but that’s part of life……Her answering the question, “How can *I* do it?” is an awesome thing.