Bent stuff cut out.
More bent stuff cut out.
Tubing fitted and tacked.
Fitted and tacked.
New tubes fitted.
Repairs welded out and step installed.
Belly fairing brick/brack welded in.
Belly fairing channels welded in along with main carry-thru.
Left seat bracket weld broken.
3/8" channel in wing root attach area rusted.
Kink in the one piece trim cable and slop in the crank pin tabs.
Tubes cut out for the Trimmer left hand door modification.
Two additional tubes fitted for the left hand door.
Tubes welded in.
Door channels fit.
Door channels fit and top of door mounted on seaplane hinges.
Assembling the wing, fitting the root rib.
Wing tip bow installed.
Aileron covered prior to stitching.
Wing covered, tapes being applied.
Typical rust on door frame. Couldn't get it to fit. Turns out the serial number on the door was for a different fuselage.
Cut the door apart, replaced the bad tubes and made it fit like it was supposed to.
Interior side panels fabricated because of the skylight modification.
Side panel drilled for Grimes map light.
The tricky part.
Rusty, chipped lift struts.
Sanded, epoxy primed and painted lift struts.
Sky light installation.
A little heat forming gets the right shape.
Firewall prior to installation.
Rt. Door and skylight trim pieces ready for primer.
Gear leg painted.
Front doors painted.
Firewall installed and cables etc. run.
Headliner glued in place.
Original headliner tucked and glued in the window channel with shims.
Boot cowl fit and bottom section fabricated and riveted together.
Cooling tunnel installed.
Gap between windshield and windshield frame of fuselage.
LH interior trim cut and fit around new wing root covers.
New windshield trimmed and fit.
RH interior trim piece fit and installed.
Bottom fairings fit and drilled.
Carpet and cable guards in.
Door masked and sanded.
Rudder sanded and rudder tail wheel steering arm rebushed because of play.
Baggage door and misc. inspection plates sanded.
Door rods and vent door sanded.
Nut plates installed in boot cowl.
Rear door trim parts.
Trim extended to cover raw edge of headliner.
Rear window and headliner trim installed.
Front door being fir.
Front door fit, engine installation complete, electrical checked out.
Inspection holes cut out and rudder cable slits cut.
Trim crank and associated parts installed.
Boot cowl primed.
Boot cowl and other sheet metal parts primed.
Doors, windshield strip and belly fairing primed.
Engine install complete.
New tail pipe support rod.
Overhead light installed.
Belly fairings installed.
Picking up holes for yoke fairing.
Right gear fairing fabrication.
Gear belly fairings fit and temporarily installed.
Right landing gear fairing fabricated.
Fitting cooling lip.
Hooking up lights/strobes.
Nuts, bolts and control cables.
Fuel system finished and fuel tank covers installed.
Gotta change the fuel drains. This is per the STC but you wipe out a gear and all the fuel is coming out. Figured out a better way and ordered parts.
Wing root fairing attach not in very good shape. Made a new one.
New part installed along with wing root fairing. Gonna require a little trim of the sky light for everything to lay down nice.
Control surfaces painted.
Helps the wing root fairings to lay down over the sky light if you countersink the Plexiglas and use countersunk screws and washers like the instructions say.
Also helps if you take the junky looking rubber seal off the wing root fairing.
RH aileron and flap installed along with stabilizers, elevators and rudder.
Elevator and trim bungee system installed.
RH wing root fairing fabricated. Threw the old junk that looked like Swiss cheese away.
Ditto the left from the right.
Upper wing root fairings finished with rubber molding.
Gear fairing installed.
Rudder cables hooked up and doubler glued on.
Cowl lip formed and riveted.
Just needs a little trimming, primer, and paint.
Gear fairing fit.
Fuel sumps changed to not hang down so far.
Checking spinner clearance.
Looking like an airplane.
Seats and harness installed.
Sand and prep.
Awaiting cowling to be weighed.
Strut cuffs installed.
Ready for the scales.
Cowling, door etc. final paint.