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Old 03-18-2017, 12:08 PM
60av8tor 60av8tor is offline
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Originally Posted by unitink72 View Post
I emailed Vans about this issue as I think it's a pretty big deficiency in the plans. They said its in section 5 (is that right?), but I don't recall seeing it. It gets most people, in my view it needs to be mentioned in section 6
It's definitely in there

Like some others, I was aware of it, ground off an amount to where I was beginning to worry about the flange material becoming too thin, and I still got some slight outies. Drove me nuts initially - thought I'd rebuild the VS at some point because of them. Several years later, I can't even notice them.
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:11 PM
RandyAB RandyAB is offline
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[quote=Several years later, I can't even notice them.[/QUOTE]

Thank Jon. Good to know!

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Old 03-20-2017, 08:23 AM
tims88 tims88 is online now
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I had a similar experience but I read and re-read (several times) the part in section 5 about this issue and I still ended up with small dimples. It makes me feel a little better knowing that so many others have the dimples too even though they knew they needed to shape the nose ribs some more.

PS - If you haven't dimpled the skins yet, be careful with the holes closest to the leading edge (these were the dimples I thought the thread was about when I saw the subject). I used the DRDT-2 with the male die on the bottom and ended up bending the skin a little around those holes. I think putting the male die on the top so that the skin wasn't flexed so much around the top of the DRDT may have prevented this.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:04 PM
iwannarv iwannarv is offline
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Does somebody have a photo showing the skin on and dimples showing for a visual?
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:24 PM
unitink72 unitink72 is offline
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Originally Posted by iwannarv View Post
Does somebody have a photo showing the skin on and dimples showing for a visual?

I didn't take a pic of the skin but there is one of the ribs.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:27 AM
A-Ron A-Ron is offline
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Has anyone had the guts (or crazy enough) to give the protrusion a nice controlled whack with some something spherical to dent it in, then fill it with bondo or something like it? This crosses my mind daily when I look at my two protrusions.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:00 AM
rocketman1988 rocketman1988 is offline
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Default Uh, no

I'm guessing if you gave it a whack you would end up doing more damage than good...this is experimental, though, so if you give it a try make sure to post your results!
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