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Old 03-28-2016, 10:14 PM   #113
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insulation
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:42 PM   #114
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insulation going in
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:49 PM   #115
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belly pan

Got the tough part done today. Hopefully tomorrow will go smoother. Lots of head scratching but I think I figured it out. Would love to watch somebody do this that knows what their doing. Cheers
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:53 PM   #116
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Looks great! I feel your pain on the insulation--Fiberglass will always find a way through even the best defenses.
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Old 03-30-2016, 12:09 PM   #117
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Thanks, should finish the belly pan today. The back section took me most of the day yesterday and im not terribly pleased by the results. We'll see how much is covered up by the shell. If not then ill do it again. Cheers
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:15 PM   #118
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Finished up the belly pan today. Came out alright I guess for being my first one. Took me 3 days. The corners kicked my butt. compound corners take some skill and experience to do right. My next one will be better. The real test will come when I drop the shell down on her this weekend. Here are some shots of the belly pan
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:24 PM   #119
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:29 PM   #120
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don't forget to run your brake wire. Luckily I caught myself before I put down the aluminum. I welded on the old shock studs onto the new plates on the new axle
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:54 AM   #121
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:58 AM   #122
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I'm so envious you got to do yours upside down - I just did mine this last weekend on my back - what a pain - it turn out fair - not NEARLY as nice as yours - congrats - very nice job!!!!


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The belly pan looks great but why work on a nice day, fire up that old radial and let's go for a biplane ride!!!
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:26 PM   #124
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Thanks guys…appreciate the kind words. The learning curve is steep. Id do things a little different. The 2" insulation was a problem because I cut it to fit to the edge of the floor , which I was quite proud of, ended up getting in the way of the belly pan. I Had to go back and trim it all off….pain in the a….. When I made new out riggers I made the mistake of cutting them all 15". I should have cut them to 14 or 14.5 and brought the floor out to 15". That would have prevented interference with the belly pan. I had to cut a lot of them back with the saw…More time lost. I probably should have rolled her back over to finish the corners. I was drilling blind. I would have but didn't have a lot of confidence in my old climbing ropes. I should probably throw a couple of big chains over the rafters before doing anymore hoisting. The ropes make me nervous.
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:01 AM   #125
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It sure makes it easy when you can just lay down a 10x4 sheet of aluminum and go at it. Man thats got to be tough doing it upside down. How in the world do you hold it in place? Do you have a thread on your project?
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:07 AM   #126
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flipped her back on her feet yesterday. Will try to take time from my orchard today to slide her under the shell
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