You may need to put a patch over that area after you straighten it up a little. This would obviously be done with pop rivets and the same gauge material that is on your elevator now (.016 or .020). You might have to add some weight to the tip of your elevator counter weight, and these elevators should be balanced separately. This, of course, will be cleared with Vans first, but since it looks like it?s on the bottom, you?ll probably be the only one that notices.
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