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    Default Tip #1 Rivet Pulling Shim

    One of our fellow Carbon Cub EX builders came up with this angled shim that allows the builder to use a hand or air operated rivet puller to pull the rivets that attach the ribs to the front and rear spars. Without an offset puller the rivets will not seat properly against the ribs. It is a good idea to use something like this shim to pull the rivets. The following diagram shows the basic dimensions that could be used, the only real important dimensions are the 12 degree angle and the hole placement. The hole placement will allow you to get into the necessary tight spots. Make sure that you deburr the edges so the ribs donít get scratched. You could use about any material to make this shim. The rivet shaft will be pulled at a slight angle, but the rivet face will be seated flat against the rib.
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    Last edited by Mitch; 12-05-2011 at 08:40 AM.

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    Default Re: Tip #1 Rivet Pulling Shim

    made one of these the other day WOW well worth the effort

    thank you

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    Default Re: Tip #1 Rivet Pulling Shim

    Genius, thanks guys, I left the airport tonight wondering what would be a better way of getting those rivets in.

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    Default Re: Tip #1 Rivet Pulling Shim

    Anyone not using one these to share? Wont be needed until June.

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    Default Re: Tip #1 Rivet Pulling Shim

    Quote Originally Posted by wluggar View Post
    Anyone not using one these to share? Wont be needed until June.

    Will.

    Notice in this post how to grind the tip of the rivet gun at an angle. It will do the same thing and much easier. There are only like 4 rivets in the build that you will need this.

    http://forum.cubcrafters.com/showthr...ll=1#post21588

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    Default Re: Tip #1 Rivet Pulling Shim

    Perfect easy enough. Thank you.


    Quote Originally Posted by Daveembry View Post
    Will.

    Notice in this post how to grind the tip of the rivet gun at an angle. It will do the same thing and much easier. There are only like 4 rivets in the build that you will need this.

    http://forum.cubcrafters.com/showthr...ll=1#post21588

    2B7C274C-F158-4819-8259-D63455F49551.jpg

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    Default Re: Tip #1 Rivet Pulling Shim

    Quote Originally Posted by wluggar View Post
    Anyone not using one these to share? Wont be needed until June.
    For a mere $20 you can have one delivered to your door in a couple of days. Cleveland Aircraft Tools. Just posted on this very topic. Here is a link for a bit more info and a full size color picture.

    http://forum.cubcrafters.com/showthr...ll=1#post26878

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