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Old 07-24-2011, 09:56 PM   #15
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I did both mine by myself, went very easy. But they are aluminum and had great flex. Took me all of 10 min each.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:40 PM   #16
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I agree Minno! Frank, wanna demonstrate? LOL It's okay I know you need your secrets ...... but the angle of the dangle is a little suggestive No?. I suggest an endcap contest.... you vs Colin and I'll offer my airstream up as the playing ground!!!!!
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:54 PM   #17
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I was in a contest with Colin about four years ago. Even though he did not best me, I have no desire to compete against him in any way. He is a friend and hopefully it will remain that way. Colin does great work and is a great resource in our community.

The angle of the dangle is suggestive, however it is the key. Once the four of you learned how to make the geometry work, it fit did it not? It did. The end cap is a structural element. Did you not notice there were no ribs under there? The tension it is under is very intentional. An engineer knew that that tension was needed to create a structural aspect out of the fiberglass.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:04 PM   #18
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Sorry Frank I was kidding! Know all about the bathroom contest LOL! But the tension that you refer to is THE REASON why this job is such a b%^*&! I will prevail but will never refer to this as a one handed cleco job! For that matter I can't cleco with one hand at all! Best to ya!
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:44 AM   #19
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one handed clecoing is not dependent on the angle of the dangle, it is dependent on opposing digits.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:12 PM   #20
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You also have to have some hand strength and a hand large enough to handle the tool one handed. My hands are small with short fingers.... I'm 2 handed most of the time with clecos. But I CAN do it! End caps stay where they now are - not taking those suckers down again!

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Old 07-30-2011, 06:45 PM   #21
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clecos

Clecos anyone?! Large center piece went in WAY easier the endcaps..
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Frank, come on down to Fort Meade and give me a hand with my "endcap" I have been fighting It for way to long!!! Dinner and beer'z on me!!!!!
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OK. I'm giving new life to this thread. I am having great difficulty doing this by myself. Any new tips or tricks would be much appreciated.
My difficulty has been further complicated by my doubts as to the correct sequencing of the rear skins+end cap. Any info on suggested assembly order to get proper placement? I am currently looking for pictures, but any responses would be greatly appreciated. Currently the score is end cap: 3, Richard: 0. Trying to get up courage to go back in there for another round. It wouldn't be so bad, but that end cap is talking trash.
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