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Old 05-07-2007, 01:36 PM   #15
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That would be great...but I don't think we'd be able to use the tools yet, we're still in the shell-off phase. I wouldn't want to take DG's tools and not use them for a long time, especially if he needs them in the meantime? 'Gunner what do you think?
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just let me know when you are getting close, then we'll work out the details. Thanks for the delivery offer Neil!
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:07 PM   #17
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:41 PM   #18
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A cleco is any unidentified noise which repeats at regular intervals and varying intensity except when the unit is taken in for service in which case it is absent.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:25 PM   #19
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just let me know when you are getting close, then we'll work out the details. Thanks for the delivery offer Neil!
Offer will stand as we visit our daughter and family when we can They live in Oakland. In fact our son-in-law's office is in downtown Oakland. Besides I would like to see their progress.

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Old 06-07-2007, 02:34 PM   #20
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another question

I bought some electric metal shears. Can I use that to cut the belly pan, or is the material too thick to use that, instead of the Jilson Supersnips?

I could have used those supersnips when I was removing the old belly pan and saved my wrists from looking like I tried to kill myself!
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:09 PM   #21
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Clecos hold pretty well, too. I was working on our rig some years ago and used a bunch of them to hold things in place while putting in permanent rivets. Welll, about a year later, I looked up and found a cleco still in the hole, still holding well. Duh. Took the cleco out and put in the rivet.

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I bought some electric metal shears. Can I use that to cut the belly pan, or is the material too thick to use that, instead of the Jilson Supersnips?

I could have used those supersnips when I was removing the old belly pan and saved my wrists from looking like I tried to kill myself!
It depends on the thickness and alloy of what you are using, but most likely yes.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:43 PM   #23
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5052 .32 is what we'll be using for the belly pan.
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5052, Magnesium as primary alloying element, but I'm guessing the thickness is .032, as .32 is just a tad over 5/16" thick. The electric shear will work just fine on .032.
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5052 .32 is what we'll be using for the belly pan.
.024 is most adequate for the underbelly. Anything thicker than that is over kill.

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.032, yes thanks. That would be a pretty thick belly pan!!
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I am sure the Jilson Supersnips work very well, but it is worth mentioning the snips my father always used. He was a sheetmetal worker and was a strong proponent of Wiss brand aircraft shears. He would not buy any brand but Wiss. Aircraft shears come in cuts-right, cuts-left, and cuts-straight models. He considered the cuts-straight version a waste of money for most purposes. Aircraft shears are not a perfect solution for all metal cutting, but I have happily used them for many years. If I am not mistaken, they are called aircraft shears because of their use for building aluminum aircraft in WWII and, perhaps, before.
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Thanks. We already have the shears, my husband has them for cutting formica etc. Are the Wiss electric?

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