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Old 11-25-2021, 09:48 AM
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I bought a 1 foot length of mild steel 1x 1 bar for about $5 and spent 20 minutes on a bench grinder to make my own bucking bar. Worked great and I used it as a back riveting bar on the trail edges as well.
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Old 11-25-2021, 10:08 AM
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Home brew bars are awesome. I also tape my heavy tungsten to the home made bar for additional mass. Really helps.
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:29 PM
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Did anyone skip the special bucking bar process and only use the MK319BS in the places allowed for in the Elevator bottom skin riveting? I was going to use Cherry Max but they are larger and its too late to countersink/dimple to accept. I am going with only the MK319 on entire bottom elevator aft spar.
I skipped the special bar and used MK319BS rivets. I filled the holes from the stems prior to painting (epoxy resin or JB Weld works). Results are acceptable, but doing it again, I would invest in the bucking bar - it yields a cleaner result.
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