February 2, 2018 – I found somebody available to help me rivet the firewall recess.
Before I installed the recess, I had to finish installing the rudder pedal center bracket.
I also had to install the two nutplates in the recess where the cockpit heat box attaches.
One of my EAA 168 buddies came over and we riveted the firewall recess.
I applied firewall sealant and clecoed the recess in place.
We got the recess installed, then decided to go ahead and install the engine mount. Jim shot the recess rivets outside, so he wanted to crawl in and do the bolts for the mount.