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Old 01-16-2023, 06:28 PM
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Might not need it now but highly likely you will in the future. then you are stuck waiting on the mail. Also if you don't have a pop rivet dimpler that will come in handy a lot.

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Old 01-17-2023, 01:56 PM
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Default What the HEck...

Originally Posted by dstates View Post
I did talk to Vans today and both of the parts should have come dimpled. They will be sending me replacement parts. I could go buy an additional tool, but at this point I donít need another tool so Iíll wait in the new parts.

Thanks for all they help everyone.
I received my -10 emp kit in June (same parts) and mine did not come dimpled
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Old 09-02-2023, 05:46 AM
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Default Tools... Any Excuse is a Good Excuse but seriously

The tool that you secure to the bench is one that I was given, didn't know what it was and now can't find.

My parts didn't come pre-dimpled and the plans didn't mention this (need to look again) so what did I do when the counter weight was resting proudly upon those rivets and interfering?

Put some tape on the weight and mount them using the bolts as guides and clamp to press the lead into the rivets making marks on the tape. Countersink the lead with a slightly oversized drill bit to accommodate the factory rivet head.

It's been a while (years?) but I remember this... I wondered what hazmat issues I encountered trimming and drilling those lead hunks. I did learn without doubt using cutting oil (my tool lube oil) on hacksaw blades works great when cutting lead! You can also slowly sand lead with 60 or 80 grit. Do this outside and wear gloves and a respirator... if your under 50.

PS Don't forget to drain the water out of your compressor tank a few times a year... ;-)

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Old 09-02-2023, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by VA Maule View Post
ďDonít need another toolĒ, Heresy this is pure Heresy I say.
Lol, yup! Seriously though, you'll need a close quarters dimple tool in many places. At least buy the bench mounted female half so you can use the cframe's set and a hammer.
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Old 09-03-2023, 01:54 AM
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There is one hole in the center of the fuselage bottom skin that will require a pop rivet dimple die if you use a DRDT2 for all your dimpling.
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