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Tips and tricks on repairs to your Cub’s structure.
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How To Re-Use That Old Serial Number Plate

Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:58 pm

How To Re-Use That Old Serial Number Plate


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Starting with a clean bench:

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Grind old rivets flat with facing:

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Center tap flatten rivets:

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Size your rivets and drill bit, also black tape the depth (length of rivet):

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Drill your hole:

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Clean off both plates with wire wheels:

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Flatten plates accordingly:

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Use door trim glue, spread evenly:

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I had difficulty with the door trim glue so I used this, and it worked much better:

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Clamp them together (orignal plate, and new plate purchased off ebay or elsewhere) Let set 24 hrs or more:

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Tape off plate excluding the numbers. To prevent unneeded cleaning:

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Spray paint with black paint:

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Varnish the final product after removing the paint with a light sand paper or emory cloth to remove excess paint. The numbers should be highlighted by the black paint:

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The final product should look like this prior to mounting:

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Use a flat head punch to tap in rivets:

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All done :D

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What do you think, pretty simple steps to follow?

John
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