This snafu had me calling Van's on Monday morning to see what the alternatives were. My proposal was to fabricate another shear clip that would reach the close out tab. Van's agreed that would work but would end up leaving a 1/4" gap (rather than 1/8") between the closeout tab and the trim tab. The extra space in the gap would be purely cosmetic and create no performance issues. I'm ok with that since I'm not building a show plane.