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Old 04-17-2019, 07:19 PM
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Default Do I REALLY need a solid rivet here?

The aft most rivets (top and bottom) on the tip ribs of the elevators....

I'd so much rather put an MK-319-BS in those holes and move on than try all sorts of mediocre attempts to set a solid rivet here. I even made a special set of cut down vicegrips into a duck bill type squeezer but in some 15 practice attempts on scrap, I manage to set 1 good rivet tail. And the notion of bucking with a chisel or prybar, I don't know how some of you found success with that.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:22 PM
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Default MK rivet

Yes. Why tempt fate? Plenty of other opportunities to force the issue and dork it up.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:52 PM
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Default Another Specialty Tool

When I got to this point a past builder told me he used a hatchet as a buck bar for these and it worked out pretty well for me. I would suggest using painters tape on the hatchet sharpened edge to protect from scratches.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:03 PM
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It is perfectly acceptable to use MK-319-BS rivets here.
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