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Old 01-14-2023, 10:33 PM
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Default How do I dimple E-00906 and E-903

Working on my elevator now. The wording on page 09-10 Step 2 makes it sound like some of the holes should already be dimpled. My tip ribs and root ribs do not have anything pre-dimpled. I did a search of the forum with the part number and it appears others have gotten this part partially dimpled. I’m thinking Vans may have missed a step on the ones they sent me.

I’ll call Vans on Monday and ask if I got an incomplete part. If not, how are you supposed to dimple the last two holes at the trailing edge of the E-903 and E-00906 ribs?

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Old 01-15-2023, 03:41 AM
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I canít find a photo in my blog about that part but from memory the last couple of holes on mine were already dimpled.

If yours are not, you could do as I did with my baby backriveting plate - you just drill a #40 hole in one corner clean through. Then countersink the hole so itís the same diameter as a dimple. You could use anything you can cut a countersink in that is thinner than the gap between the flanges.

On the part, drop a rivet in the hole, make sure the rivet is extended into the hole in the plate and whack it with a hammer. The rivet will bend the flange into the countersink in your plate and make you a nice dimple.

https://tasrv14.blogspot.com/2018/04...plate.html?m=1
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Old 01-15-2023, 04:05 AM
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I think mine were dimpled from Vans.

No problem. This tool should take care of it. It comes in handy in other spots too.

https://www.cleavelandtool.com/colle...g-fixture-3_32
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Old 01-15-2023, 06:13 AM
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Mine did not have any dimples, and yes I used the Cleaveland tool above. I also use the 0.401 from the c-frame or your rivet gun (but also available from Cleaveland) and a hammer for the male die.

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Old 01-15-2023, 05:55 PM
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I used dimple die vise grips from Spruce. Very easy.


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Old 01-15-2023, 06:38 PM
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I used dimple die vise grips from Spruce. Very easy.
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Used them many times. Great for tight space dimples.
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Second on the dimple die vise grips. Used them multiple places. Link added to WIKI.
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Old 01-16-2023, 04:26 PM
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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.
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Old 01-16-2023, 04:36 PM
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Old 01-16-2023, 06:09 PM
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ďDonít need another toolĒ, Heresy this is pure Heresy I say.
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