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Scott Perdue (50F)
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C-180A Resto
      #421748 - 02/11/16 08:21 AM Attachment (277 downloads)

I am at the end of a year and half project to restore my Skywagon. It has soaked up so much of my time that I think I forgot how to fly;) Anyway here are some before and after'

Before Ground:





After Ground shot:



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Gunny
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Edited by Scott Perdue (50F) (02/11/16 08:32 AM)


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Scott Perdue (50F)
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Scott Perdue (50F)]
      #421749 - 02/11/16 08:31 AM Attachment (263 downloads)

ignore this... just posted to get that second pic attached.

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Ray Tackett
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C-180A Resto [Re: Scott Perdue (50F)]
      #421752 - 02/11/16 10:59 AM

Beautiful!

The "before" looks good, too. What motivated the restoration project?

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Turning quality lumber into sawdust and noise since 2013.


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Mase Taylor
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Scott Perdue (50F)]
      #421753 - 02/11/16 11:00 AM

Looking Good...

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Andrew Niemyer -KDLH
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Scott Perdue (50F)]
      #421758 - 02/11/16 12:46 PM

Great looking! So, who's going to polishing all that bare metal from here on out? ;)

Best regards,
Andy


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Bill Bridges - 9S1
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Scott Perdue (50F)]
      #421762 - 02/11/16 01:14 PM

Very nice Scott. Are you still over at KMWL?

the other bill


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Scott Perdue (50F)
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Bill Bridges - 9S1]
      #421866 - 02/14/16 08:23 AM

Quote:

Very nice Scott. Are you still over at KMWL?

the other bill




Bill-

No, I live at 50F and the museum moved to Spinks (FWS).

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Scott Perdue (50F)
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Andrew Niemyer -KDLH]
      #421867 - 02/14/16 08:25 AM

Quote:

Great looking! So, who's going to polishing all that bare metal from here on out? ;)

Best regards,
Andy




Well, that's why I painted as much as I did. To reduce the polish surface area... and notice that it is the easiest to polish;) I use Carnauba Wax to delay oxidation and it works very well.

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Jeff Hartmann CIC
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Scott Perdue (50F)]
      #421872 - 02/14/16 11:53 AM

Nice work, like the classic look.

50F, just looked it up, nice field...(really nice field)

Next Texas race we need to stop by the museum.

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nothing clever to say right now...


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Scott Perdue (50F)
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Jeff Hartmann CIC]
      #421930 - 02/16/16 06:35 AM

Quote:

Nice work, like the classic look.

50F, just looked it up, nice field...(really nice field)

Next Texas race we need to stop by the museum.




Now that would be really cool! I'm sure we'd love to host you guys! Cheap gas and great hospitality. Let me know what we can do!

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Scott Perdue (50F)
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Ray Tackett]
      #421959 - 02/17/16 06:25 PM

Quote:

Beautiful!

The "before" looks good, too. What motivated the restoration project?




Ray-

Well, the before looks good from 20'. Up close you could tell that it had a few rattle can touchups among other things. But if you know me, you'll know of my disease. I can't own an airplane without fixing it up.

I've tried to go to AA for this, but there is no 12 step program to fix this. It is a burden. Plus the airplane needed it!

gunny

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Ralph Jones
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Scott Perdue (50F)]
      #421960 - 02/17/16 06:56 PM

Quote:

I've tried to go to AA for this, but there is no 12 step program to fix this.



We all love and respect you, Gunny. That's why we invited you here...;-)

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Ray Tackett
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C-180A Resto [Re: Scott Perdue (50F)]
      #421964 - 02/17/16 09:30 PM

Understood. I grew up near Detroit and got my hands on a lot of cars, though
I was a working parts guy, not a body guy. Electronics, then moving away
from Detroit, followed by electrical engineering and software engineering was
almost a cure.

I still do all the routine maintenance on my cars and such repairs as don't
require a lift or an engine hoist. I also do all my own accessory
installatiions.

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Ray,

Owner, Lake Wood Be Gone

Turning quality lumber into sawdust and noise since 2013.


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Mase Taylor
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Scott Perdue (50F)]
      #421967 - 02/17/16 11:06 PM

It sits pretty nice on that new main gear...

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Randy Sohn
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Andrew Niemyer -KDLH]
      #422334 - 02/29/16 12:37 PM

Quote:

So, who's going to polishing all that bare metal




Ho-boy, t'was EXACTLY my question also, had N-1517D (Cessna 190) in Lubbock, blue trim with a WHOLE LOTTA aluminum surface!

best, randy


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Scott Perdue (50F)
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #422354 - 03/01/16 07:17 AM

Quote:

Quote:

So, who's going to polishing all that bare metal




Ho-boy, t'was EXACTLY my question also, had N-1517D (Cessna 190) in Lubbock, blue trim with a WHOLE LOTTA aluminum surface!

best, randy




Me of course. One reason why it's only the fuselage;)

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Ralph Jones
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Scott Perdue (50F)]
      #422357 - 03/01/16 08:50 AM

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One reason why it's only the fuselage;)



The underside of the wing would be fun indeed. You'd have to do a da Vinci act...;-)

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Tom Charlton
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Re: C-180A Resto [Re: Andrew Niemyer -KDLH]
      #422398 - 03/02/16 11:04 PM

Quote:

Great looking! So, who's going to polishing all that bare metal from here on out? ;)


Hi Andy and others,
Reminds me of a time long ago. Stationed at Pease AFB. Had been with the 509th maintaining KC-97s. During my last few months there I’d transferred to the Base Flight operation in order to have hands on with the two base flight C-47s. I remember the first time I saw one. I actually thought it must’a had new wing root fairings installed. (the grass seemed greener) A very laid back operation. The only downside was they both had significant acreage of polished aluminum. You’d no sooner get finished and it’d be time to start all over again <ng>. Ha . . . hands on wish fulfilled.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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