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26-02 to 07 Part Preparation

Reading through Section 26 it’s immediately obvious that there are lots of parts.

I decided to prepare the parts up to page 26-07 initially. As always this involves missing out steps that mention rivets until the priming is done.


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Lots of deburring, but not too bad since most can be done with a quick file and session on the 3M deburring wheels.

I used small wheels in an angle grinder to make fast work of the various lightening holes.

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Clips to separate and debur.

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The tabs in the crotch strap brackets which have to be removed needed a small hacksaw to get the job done.


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A clear head is required for dimpling the various holes in the seat ribs since they are subtly different. I used the squeezer for these, with a reduced diameter female set in a few places.


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The outboard seat ribs have to be fluted to induce a curve which matches the bottom skin. A bit different from the usual flute to straighten, but after a few iterations proved OK.


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Eventually I ended up with a pile of parts to scuff/degrease ready for priming.

A day’s priming resulted in a bench covered with lots of parts ready for riveting : )

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