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During the fall I was able to strip the fuselage down and remove the bent tubes. The tubes are cut and fit but need to be welded. The other repairs were made and a coat of paint was put on the fuselage. The good news is that no other tube issues were found during the inspection.

In mid-October I was able to pick up two 1946 Tcraft wings out of Iowa for their ribs and aileron bell crank castings. Not sure if any other fittings will be salvageable but they offer a good template, along with the spars, for rebuilding the wings to install on my experimental J4. The nose ribs were ok and need minor repair prior to reuse, as well for the main ribs. The leading edge pieces were saved for templates since those pieces formed new are about $90/4 ft sections! Overall, the project is slowly advancing. The crank shaft and other engine parts look good and are oiled for future assembly.


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