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Rudder Hinges

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I am utilizing some parts from a salvaged Skybolt, the rudder wasn't stripped ready in time when Imedia blasted a few months back. Tonight I revisited the rudder to strip off the old fabric to take everything apart. Then I came to the 3 hinges.....
They look like they must have been put on in betweenwelding sequences, because I cannot see how to get them off?I was going to leave them as is, because the top and middle were good with no play, but when I got to the bottom one near the horn, I found there was play there. How do I go about fixing this?


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