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Old 10-17-2017, 02:39 PM
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I replaced the belleville washers because the old ones looked too flat. The nut was a little beat up but still serviceable, replaced that on principle. I reused the stop machine screws. They were still in great shape. All these parts are inexpensive.
I also ordered some new cotter pins for the nut. I used new K-1000-8 nut plates and AN426AD3-4 rivets. My kits didn't come with the cherry rivets. Can't think of anything else.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:46 AM
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Thanks Tony. I may go ahead an order a new set of belleville washers, but I think I will use the old nut. I have cotter pins and nut plates. Oh, and I didn't get the pull rivets either, but I'm good with driving a couple of standard rivets. Thanks for sharing your thoughts..................Tom
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:25 PM
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Also replaced the nose fork. Used a dremel to cut off the back of the CCR rivets. Worked better than drilling out those rivets. The kit didn't include enough new CCR rivets and I also used solid rivets instead.

Anyone interested in an original undamaged nose fork for free (only shipping cost within the USA)?

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Old 01-23-2018, 04:16 PM
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Gagarin, Iíll take it. Private message sent.
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:29 PM
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Gagarin, I’ll take it. Private message sent.
It’s yours. Wrecked your old fork?
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:40 PM
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Gagarin, Iíll take it. Private message sent.
Hey John, do you want another one?
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:12 PM
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Default New, old fork

I have an unused, old style fork. PM me if you want it.
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:25 PM
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I recently received the '12 NOSE FORK CONVERSION' and '12 NOSE WHL FAIRING CONVERSION' kits from Aurora to install them on my recently purchase RV-12.

The fairing kit included the U-00005A-1 fiberglass nose molding.

You guys apparently are getting away with using the original U-00005A fiberglass nose molding with minor modifications; why can't I use the original molding, too, and not have to sand and paint?
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Old 07-26-2019, 10:34 PM
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You guys apparently are getting away with using the original U-00005A fiberglass nose molding with minor modifications; why can't I use the original molding, too, and not have to sand and paint?
All the comments above are based on a previous version of the wheel fairing SB kit that shipped before March 2019. Several parts in the older kit are obsolete.

Your existing bracket U-00006A and doubler U-00006D are not compatible with the new nose fork. There are dimensional changes in the spacing between the attach holes and between the two brackets. When the nose fork was modified, Van’s modified these two parts to adapt the new fork to the old wheel fairing. If you can locate U-00006A-1 and U-00006D-1 you can reuse the old fairing. Unfortunately these parts are now obsolete and no longer manufactured because earlier this year Van’s made a modification to the nose fairing design.
The new forward fairing you received, U-00005A-1 has molded flanges that are substantially thicker then the old riveted U-00006B splice plates. This caused the U-00006A-1 and U-00006D-1 to be modified yet again, replaced with U-00006A-2 and U-00006D-2 that compensate for the increase in fairing thickness.

On a side note, your old fairing was “matched fit” by “working” the edges of both half’s to get a nice fit. The new forward half has has molded flangers so any adjustments to get a match fit needs to be done to the existing aft half. If you trim too much you will loose sufficient edge distance to the screw holes. Van’s should have kept U-00006A-1 and U-00006D-1 as active parts for the nose fork SB kit. This would have kept the costs down for the customer. As it stands now, the results are an unpainted, heavy part, with poor fit.

Oh, and you will need to add a longeron yoke to your tool collection.

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