Sunday, May 19, 2013

15th week building the landing gear.

The last installment today will give you an idea of how we reassembled the keel and landing gear.
All the metal parts were labeled and then sanded, primed and painted.  The wooden parts were reproduced in oak with new brass fittings.  We  relied on photos  taken before the restoration.  These photos showed us the position of the five v braces.  At first the parts were wired together and then they were finally bolted together .
The before picture of the braces attached to the front wheel.

Placing the five v braces on the keel.

Using the wooden side brace to line up extra braces.

Attaching the front wheel.

Keel and landing gear nearly complete.

Checking the position of the seat bracket.

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