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Old 08-08-2018, 10:02 AM
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You might consider getting a rivet length gauge.



Sometimes the plans call for a shorter rivet when the half size isn't necessarily available. So if a AN470AD4-4.5 isn't available, it might call for a 4-4. Though there are sources available for the 4-x.5 size rivets, if you have a rivet cutter, you can make your own half-size rivets.


This is something I did on the inspar rib-to-cap rivets.

4-5 rivet too short...


4-6 rivet too long...


4-5.5 is a better length...
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