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New elevator parts

Recently I receive new parts for the elevator and continued with preparing and priming.

This is the third right elevator skin, which is bent correctly:

And also on the other side:

Unfortunately it’s damaged during shipment:

With my curved bending pliers I could fix the issue:

I also ordered a new rib, 2 gusset channels and counterweight:

The 3 rivets of the skin – gusset channel on the right side don’t fit, the left side is fine. After consulting TAF they replied to just match-drill but this will cause elongated holes. Maybe enlarge to 4 mm rivets or 3 mm large flange rivets?
The cause is that the holes in the right skin are not aligned by 2 millimeters.

New parts prepared, primed and rivet to the elevator: