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Old 05-10-2021, 07:37 PM
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Default Working inside those elevator skins...

I'm starting on my elevators, and I am having quite a time trying to work with them. Unlike the HS skins, these are pre-bent really tight. I'm struggling just to debur the stiffener holes, and trying to imagine how I'm going to get the rest of the work done. Can I beg or borrow some tips on how to do this part? Maybe some kind of fixture to hold the skin open? I looked through old posts to get ideas, but a lot of it is links to photos that aren't there anymore.
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:56 PM
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I just stuck my sneakers in there to keep the skins opened. Will find the picture later
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:07 PM
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Default Sponges, boxes, foam rolled up

I used sponges & boxes to hold them apart. Wear gloves & long sleeves too when you rivet these together.
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:41 PM
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Here’s how I did it, if I pass the test of attaching a picture.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:15 PM
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Default Wheel chocks

I have HF Rubber Wheel Chocks and Sweetie made me two bags for shot. No problem holding parts down or spreading them open.
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:00 AM
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:34 AM
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...How are you going to rivet the (front) spar?
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