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Old 06-03-2017, 03:00 PM
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Default Trim Tab Horn

All,

I can't get my trim tab horns to sit flush for good riveting. I've tried adjusting/bending them and then I end up with a 5-8mm gap after riveting in place. If they are bent to much inward I can't get a good rivet.

How did you guys get the horn right? I've built this piece 3 times already (thanks Vans for fast shipping!) and it's time to seek help. Haven't had any issues with any other part of the build up to this point, I feel like I'm missing something simple and obvious for the horn be such a hassle. Seems like the radius of the bend is just too much to get a good square fitment .. but all 3 sets arrived the same so it must be something I'm doing (or not doing).

Thanks for any suggestions!

Bill
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:02 PM
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Default I had same problem

I remember this and remember using either tank sealant or
JBWeld and then clecoed on and riveted ran my gloved finger over joint to
Close it off and get rid of excess.
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