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Old 03-13-2017, 08:07 PM
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goatflieg goatflieg is offline
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Wow... surprised at your result. I just squeezed mine the other day and it worked out really well. I use the Cleaveland Tool Main Squeeze, which has better leverage than most hand squeezers. I've botched a few in the past... but my pushrod rivets turned out fine.
(I know... I'm no help at all)
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:46 PM
Mark Jackson Mark Jackson is offline
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Default Aileron bellcrank rivets

Got the new parts today including a bunch of -12 rivets to practice with.

Cut/drilled the tubes, inserted the rivets, cut about 1/16 off with a dremel tool, then polished them and squeezed. They weren't perfect but were acceptable.

Cutting the rivet


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