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Old 05-09-2013, 11:10 AM
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How did you guys install this row of rivets? Can't find a tool small enough to get the AN426-AD3-4.5 rivets installed. Any thoughts to share?
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:15 AM
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How did you guys install this row of rivets? Can't find a tool small enough to get the AN426-AD3-4.5 rivets installed. Any thoughts to share?
For riveting the shop heads I would use the toe end of either of these type of bucking bars.

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:35 AM
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How about this little wonder... My personal favorite tool. Mini tungstun bar.

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Tungst...uctinfo/BBT12/
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:46 PM
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The RV-7 has a nearly identical situation. I used a tungsten bucking bar similar to this one. The angled end allows you to get behind those doubler rivets. I use that little bucking bar almost exclusively in the project. I even bucked the short -6 rivets that plug the tooling holes in the tank end ribs with it. Best $100 I've spent in a long time.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:48 PM
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The RV-7 has a nearly identical situation. I used a tungsten bucking bar similar to this one
Yup. There will be a few places like these and this would be another example where I also used the angle end of my tungsten bar. This one rivet in the flap rib was directly under the nutplate. Great bar for limited spaces.

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I referenced the first two because those are the "standard" bucking bars in the tool kits. In case you don't have/want the tungsten bar.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:40 PM
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Thanks, I was locked in on back riveting and forgot about using a mushroom head and attacking from a different angle. I will also look for a tungsten bar, they sound great. Finally secured a 1x2 ft piece of steel for my back rivet plate.
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Thanks, I was locked in on back riveting and forgot about using a mushroom head and attacking from a different angle. I will also look for a tungsten bar, they sound great. Finally secured a 1x2 ft piece of steel for my back rivet plate.
If you're heart set on back riveting (providing there's enough space) you'll need an offset back rivet set. Something like this from Avery.
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