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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Tom Charlton

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