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Straighten rib 12 (trial 2 = perfect solution)

I was not happy with the curved rib 12 and not with the first trial to straighten it, so I came up with a better idea.

The first trial was using the shrinker and stretcher, but this leaves nasty tool marks.

Second option was a bead roller, inspired by this video.

I purchased a cheap manual bead roller with flat dies and installed it in a way the rib would not be obstructed:

And I ordered new ribs 12 from TAF and with the protection plastic on I used the bead roller until the rib was straight (it took 3-5 passed with adding the pressure a bit more on every next pass):

One rib ready, one to go:

Perfect straight without tool marks:

Deburring and priming next…