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Old 12-29-2021, 01:32 PM
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paint stripper?
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Old 12-29-2021, 01:46 PM
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Mike Starkey is the BIG winner!

It is a 1941 (original) DuPont Rivet Setting Iron #3 - for setting explosive rivets, for "field" repairs during the war; and, on some original builds, in those impossible to get to places.

Mike - Your "prize" is already in the mail (you may have already gotten it!)

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Old 12-29-2021, 01:56 PM
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Mike - Your "prize" is already in the mail (you may have already gotten it!)

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Not yet-----but I will keep watch for it My favorite sweets !!!

Saw a video of these in use that Vultures Row Aviation put out when they did the tail cone on a Corsair.
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Old 12-29-2021, 02:04 PM
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You use it to cut pizza and then hot-melt-glue the pieces together.
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Old 12-29-2021, 02:48 PM
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Pre-BTF flux capacitor
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Old 12-29-2021, 03:41 PM
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Dang. I was gonna guess Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.
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Old 12-29-2021, 03:59 PM
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Well heck. If I'd have known there was a brittle prize....
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Old 12-29-2021, 04:50 PM
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Dan, don't you hate it when the contest rules aren't clear until after a winner is chosen?
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Old 12-29-2021, 06:08 PM
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Dang! I knew what it was as soon as I saw it, but I didn’t see it until just now because I was out in the shop playing with a magazine project.

And I have a strip of aluminum with holes drilled JUST for the explosive rivets so I can demonstrate them…..with a torch!
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Old 12-29-2021, 07:20 PM
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On Piper Comanches explosive rivets were used on the skins over the stabilator attach brackets. The shop head side is certainly strange in appearance and looking at them makes one think they are completely underdriven and too long conventional AN rivets.
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