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Old 11-05-2017, 08:16 PM
RobB52 RobB52 is offline
 
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Default Fuel Tank and Splice Strip Fitting

I am having issues getting the outboard edge of my fuel tank to fit over the splice strip attached to the outboard leading edge. I cannot get the tank dimples to "seat" into the splice strip dimples. Tank fits perfect if it is put up against the spar just short of the splice strip. Trying to slide it over the strip (it appears it will fit fine) forces the tank away from the spar and dimples will not align. It looks as if I need to push the outboard part of the tank back towards the spar about 3/16" to get everything to fit. I have pushed pretty hard and also tried to tighten screws in baffle brackets to pull it tight. Nothing seems to work and I am concerned about bending the bracket if I tighten the screws any further. It appears that the tank dimples for the #8 screws are holding it out. Was hoping they would "pop" into place and fix my issue.

Anybody else have this issue? Thoughts?

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