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Old 02-25-2020, 11:27 AM
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Question Dumb Q. on wing tips

What tools do you use for the #6 dimples for the wing tips?

When I built my -6A I ensured that there was enough clearance here since IIRC the pans called for 1/8 pop rivets. Since the kit was not a pre-punched one that was relatively easy.

The clearances here are too small for a regular dimple tool.
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:41 AM
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Iíve shaved down a female die for that type situation.
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Old 02-25-2020, 01:02 PM
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Iíve shaved down a female die for that type situation.
But what about the rest of the tool that holds the female die?
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:05 PM
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Iím honestly not sure. But I think I used a pneumatic squeezer, Ďbackwardsí (e.g., male die in the ram arm, female die in the fixed arm.).
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:45 PM
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But what about the rest of the tool that holds the female die?
I used my manual squeezer. No modifications.
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:51 PM
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Iíve shaved down a female die for that type situation.
same here.
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:52 PM
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I used my manual squeezer. No modifications.
same here.
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Old 02-25-2020, 05:06 PM
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Vice-grip dimpler!
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:39 PM
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I used my hand squeezer with the yolk ground back to even with the die.
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