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Jim0258
 Post subject: Restoring N7077J
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:00 pm 
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In March, I flew out to CA to pick up the airplane and trucked it back to Ohio. Cubes was a big help getting me some parts I needed to get the main gear on as well as a few other bits and pieces. I had a lot of work to do on the aft fuselage, but I think that's all behind me now (hehehe). I've been meaning to post some pictures for a while, and am finally getting around to it.


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File comment: Replacement skin installed.
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File comment: Found some cracks in the upper and lower flared flange. None went beyond the flange itself, but I'm betting they were caused by the lack of a bolster. I stopped drilled them and installed doublers.
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File comment: Test fit on the air frame.
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File comment: Made a new vertical fin with a fitting for a NAV antenna.
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File comment: Made a new skin with access panels.
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File comment: I cut the flange off and made repairs.
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File comment: Now, this was a problem ...
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File comment: Customized the bolster support. The stock part would not fit, and I wanted to distribute the load a little more evenly between the BHs.
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File comment: Main Gear On
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File comment: Back in Ohio
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File comment: Loading up the truck
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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: Restoring N7077J
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:42 pm 
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Nice looking metal work ! ;)

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James Grahn
 Post subject: Re: Restoring N7077J
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:59 am 
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Wow that was a lot of work. That part you designed looks really nice. I'm glad it's coming together.
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TonyNZ
 Post subject: Re: Restoring N7077J
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:46 am 
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Great work. Boy there are some good restorations taking place! :)
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Jim0258
 Post subject: Re: Restoring N7077J
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:00 am 
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Rich Brazell wrote:
Nice looking metal work ! ;)

RB O0

Thanks! I've been getting lots of practice over the last 5 years working on a Midget Mustang Project.


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