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Old 10-06-2014, 01:47 PM
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Welcome Charles.
Excellent customer service from Cleveland.
I have a few suggestions.
1. Find a local builder and build the tool box or use scrap, with the mentor using your tools. You will learn so much and save errors. You'll make plenty later so there's no reason to start off with mistakes.
2. Look for a class if you can't find a local mentor. Also, try watching some of the EAA Webinars. Good stuff.
3. Join EAA and a local chapter.
4. Search VAF. No matter how weird something seems. Someone here has done it and probably explained it. That includes getting started. Usually they found a method that's better than the Vans manual.
5. Practice on scrap with different rivets and tools. Drill out the rivets and do it again. If your fiance is interested, bring her in to practice too. Having a build partner really speeds things up.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:49 PM
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I was trying to find that video link you posted from cleave land tools. Its a bad link. Have any idea where the video went?

Thanks
Welcome Robert
Where are you in Colorado? Lots of builders up here of all models. I'm building a 7a in Estes Park.
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HS SB, empennage, tanks, wings, fuse, working finishing kit
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:22 PM
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Default CBROWN747, how's your progress?

I hope CBROWN747 finished his toolbox quicker than me, i got my kit for Christmas the same time as him and I just finished it last week. I drilled the hinge in the wrong place, thought the hinge went on the inside of the box and the edge spacing was all wrong. I finally ordered a new piece of hinge about a month ago. I did have a move during that time and did not have riveting tools when i got the kit. I also liked how it looked on the shelf with all the clecos sticking out of it. I need to pick up the pace, 3 1/2 years on the tool box puts me on a pace to build an airplane in about 25 years. CBROWN747 is probably flying his already.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:03 PM
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If you go back to the start you will see that cbrown got the toolbo from his "financee". Not sure if that is a prospective marriage partner or a financier he wants to wed.
Anyway I think he should have it sorted out now.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:09 PM
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If you go back to the start you will see that cbrown got the toolbo from his "financee". Not sure if that is a prospective marriage partner or a financier he wants to wed.
Anyway I think he should have it sorted out now.
Doh!
Looks like my brain needs an Ooops rivet. Financee it is.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:39 PM
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Hey Larry thanks for the info!

I sent you a PM
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:38 PM
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Hey Larry thanks for the info!

I sent you a PM
Reply sent.
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HS SB, empennage, tanks, wings, fuse, working finishing kit
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:39 AM
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Welcome to the forum!
Just a couple of comments. If you can learn how to post pictures of the area you have questions about you will help yourself by showing others what you are asking and it will help others such as yourself find answers as they progress with their project and look on this forum for insight.

I took a sheet metal class before starting out with my kit and another before starting on the wiring. Both were worth their weight in gold.

I built one of the tool boxes a couple of years after I started my plane so I would have a cool box to carry stuff in in the plane. When I did mine I did not use the handle supplied with the kit because I thought it was kind of cheezy. I got a pull handle from the aviation department at Home Depot that I liked a lot better.

My rivet gun did not come with a compressor either
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Aircraft structure built.
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Wiring done.
Engine hung.
Working on cowling.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:46 AM
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I guess I should have looked at the date on the first post as well.
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:49 AM
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Default Toolbox Kit for sale?

Does anyone have a surplus Vans Toolbox kit they'd like to sell?

George
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