Originally Posted by jrs14855
Not a big deal. The shaped flat doubler is pretty much the standard repair. I think there are a lot more of these repairs than people realize, just not many talking about it. My proposed doubler would be oval on the outside and would be just large enough to extend outside of the peened area. Actually the optimum doubler would be a section of .120 wall tubing cut from a tube with od 1/4" larger than od of socket.
It is a common repair method but this is a very oversized hole.
That would mean that instead of a single shear point on each end of the bolt it would be in double shear with a slight gap inducing a bending moment.
Less than desirable. I would be looking for a different fix it it were mine.