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Old 01-22-2018, 02:47 PM
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Default Bucking bar that will work

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I have twisted, turned, and modified the F-6111 rib that attaches to the skin from the longeron to the F-706 bulkhead. I have a bucking bar that will work for all the rivets except where it attaches to the F-706 rib. It looks like I could slip my 'backplate' in ther to buck the rivet, but was wondering about other options.
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Old 01-22-2018, 02:54 PM
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Any piece of steel that you can get wedged in there with sufficient mass to buck against will work. I sacrificed a couple tools to make custom bucking bars for some of the more difficult spots, including a 3/8" wrench and a large screwdriver in one case. All it has to do is be heavy and be in the right spot.
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:16 PM
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Default Home made bar

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Any piece of steel that you can get wedged in there with sufficient mass to buck against will work. I sacrificed a couple tools to make custom bucking bars for some of the more difficult spots, including a 3/8" wrench and a large screwdriver in one case. All it has to do is be heavy and be in the right spot.
What he said. If you need more mass, tape a tungsten bar to it.
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