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Old 02-18-2013, 10:20 AM   #1
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Seems this would have been done before but I haven't found it yet.
Has anyone built a list of tools needed for various jobs?
Full Montes,
Floor replacement,
Interior skins?

My biggest question now is really around clecos.
I did some riviting in an A&P class I took a lifetime ago, so I am familiar with the idea, but what do I need? Size, number, any brands work better than others?

Good sources to buy the stuff?

Thanks,
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
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Seems this would have been done before but I haven't found it yet.
Has anyone built a list of tools needed for various jobs?
Full Montes,
Floor replacement,
Interior skins?

My biggest question now is really around clecos.
I did some riviting in an A&P class I took a lifetime ago, so I am familiar with the idea, but what do I need? Size, number, any brands work better than others?

Good sources to buy the stuff?

Thanks,
Dan
Dan.

For small jobs, you really don't need cleco's.

The factory used # 8 screws for many years, instead of cleco's.

But, if you insist, the two sizes are 1/8" and 5/32".

The 1/8" for pop and buck rivets, and 5/32 for Olympic rivets.

Aircraft Spruce is a good source for them. 877-4 SPRUCE

Andy
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:58 AM   #3
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Google clecos and there are a couple of sources. Have the Snap-On man load his truck and unload it in your garage. You will probably have every tool you "might" need then.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:56 PM   #4
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Thanks Andy, I'm going to replace my belly pan and interior skins. For that much work, I think I'll get some clecos!!
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Google clecos and there are a couple of sources. Have the Snap-On man load his truck and unload it in your garage. You will probably have every tool you "might" need then.
Don't even make jokes about buying from the Snap-On man... he'll be back to see you every week to tempt you with more toys (at least until you've paid him off... I guess he'd start skipping weeks if you resist temptation for a while.) Tool truck guys offer a non-oil-field definition for "tool pusher."
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #7
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You really need one of these, Mini Nibbler

Dealmonger: A Mini-Nibbler For $20 | Toolmonger

I bought this toll a few years ago and you can cut through aluminum like butter, straight or curved with no crinkle effect. I think I bought this from Eastwood but they don't shown this in stock. There are bigger ones but this one fits right in the tool box.
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I just replaced a front segment on my AS. I ordered clecos from Vintage Trailer Supply but after doing the job I realized I did not need them and they were unnecessary. I used two from the bag of them but could have just as easily used screws. On my inside panel I didn't use any I just didn't need them. I also bought a rivet shaver and it worked great.! I like to own tools but you can rent it from Out of Doors Mart through the mail if you like.
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