Being an old Army Aviation Airframe Repairer, it struck, are the forum member who knows what a cleco (Klee Ko). These are a spring loaded device to hold two metal sheet parts together. The newer versions can be installed using correct wrench and an air powered modified tool. They
would work extremely well when installing the pan inspection panel, while installing the oil pan
and even a hogshead if need be, plus how about when installing fenders and running boards ?
Now if someone would let me know where to purchase some I would be pleased. Their also good for working on hot rods, custom cars, etc
Believe it or not,Harbor Freight carries them .Also check Air craft supply people.
Aircraft Spruce and Specialty. I have several sizes and cleco pliers. Essential if your doing sheet metal work.
Eastwood has a kit. they come in the type to fit a rivet hole and hold two pieces of sheet metal together or a clamp type to hold the edge of two pieces of sheet metal together. Both styles are very handy ... Im not sure with out looking at my catalogs but Speedway Motors may have a kit also ...
e-bay is the best place IMO
I agree ebay is the way to go if you are trying to buy them on the interweb. The Yard Store is another favorite of mine for aircraft tools:
Eastwood is just plain a ripoff. They stock a lot of stuff made by other companies and mark up the price 50%. Anything Eastwood sells can be bought elsewhere more reasonably with regard to price.
Thanks guys, that is what I am looking for. I have both old and 1968 style Pliers. When you run a shop with 22 individuals and lots of Clecos,
it never entered my mind to liberate a few for personal use. I will try Harbor freight Tomorrow.