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Capewell Conversion Tool Use

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4 hours ago, Onetimer said:

Could someone tell me, please, what each of the 3 punches and / or dies are used for and in what order during the process of removing and re-installing Capewell releases?

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Hi One,

It has been many years since I've used one of those things.  Do you have extra rivets?  If so, just experiment until you know which to use.

If I had it in my hands I could probably show you.

Jerry Baumchen

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13 hours ago, councilman24 said:

Maybe I'll figure it out. Changing 1 1/2 shot capewells to New Old Stock R3's sometime soon when I get to it.  Just got the rivets from Paragear.  And yes I have the tool kit also NOS.



Hi Terry,

Before that device came into being, I just would use a centerpunch & a ball peen hammer.  The centerpunch to slightly spread the end of the rivet & then, ever so carefully, use the hammer to finish.  If you take your time, you can make it as good as using that tool.

Jerry Baumchen

PS)  Cash that check.

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