L-4 H Fuselage
Serial Number 12298
Date of Manufacture: 7/13/1944
Military Tail no: 44-80002
Served with 12th AF in Italy
Registered in Switzerland from 1947 to 1978
Nice job done on the gingerbread.
The new diagonal tube is 7/8" while the corresponding tube on the other side is 3/4". Don't know who or why.
7/8" tube someone installed.
Upright just aft of the fold up window kinked and bowed.
Tailpost with a slight bend in it.
Butt welded repair in tailpost just above the rudder stops,
Butt welded lower longeron.
Butt welded diagonal tube.
Tailspring fitting removed. There is a rust hole in the lower longeron. You can also see the holes Pipe drilled in the lower longerons of Cubs. Lets the moisture in and allows rust to form in my opinion.
Slightly tweaked lower longeron tube.
Little bend in the vertical stabilizer.
Forward tube of vertical stab.
Clifford welding it all back together.