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Chasr263
 Post subject: Fiberglass mould found
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:48 pm 
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Found a T-18 cowling mould in north Texas today. Top and bottom are close fitting like the original design with exposed cyls. But this also has cheek cowls that resemble the MC-6 in Spruce catalogue. Four pieces in total. Anyone remember who would have produced these parts in the 70s or 80s? I am estimating time frame based on the look of the parts. Chuck


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leewwalton
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:44 pm 
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There are several cowling molds floating around. Dick Cavin made a couple of sets, Gary Green owns a set that are now in the possision of Don Doubleday in the Ft. Worth area. I suspect you being in N. Texas you probably found another set of D.C.'s molds.

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Chasr263
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:46 pm 
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I was told the molds came from Springtown TX airport. I now have possession of the set and working on producing my first cowling. Chuck


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Gary Green
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:05 pm 
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My molds are still in the hands of Don Doubleday. I haven't seen Don since the Ky Dam fly-in last October.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Hi.
All my fiberglass parts for my T-18 come from this compagny. Cowling, wing tips, wheel pans, stab tips...
No web site in the card just phone(pager :o ) long time ago before 1996 I think. The job is excellent but I have to sand and made some repair. I surf on the net but i found nothing. My sheet metal work is better than my computer abillity :'(

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leewwalton
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:58 pm 
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He's not around anymore .. You are very lucky he made the best fiberglass parts for the thorp .. Hard to find now. Quality was impeccable.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:09 pm 
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Hey Mr Walton!
If the last post is for me I'm very happy ;D :D ;D
Finally some good stuff in my T-18!

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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:49 pm 
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He must have been right next door to Phil Tucker in Lancaster !
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