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Old 01-18-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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Here it is. For all those interested in Airplanes and Airstreams. It covers applicable riveting and aluminum skin repairs. The compatible use of 2 x 4 lumber and the use of chop saws, hammers, bending and forming by boot, dent removal (sort of), clecos and riveting and the need for a generator on the road.

For some reason I see many of the Forum Members represented here.

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Old 01-18-2010, 09:52 AM   #2
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No that looks like fun! I could get into Aircraft salvage in the Bush. Kind of a surly crew though.....

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:02 AM   #3

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Thanks for posting...great story.

My uncle was a home builder, Stitts Skycoupe...watched him put the wings together in his garage, memories for sure.
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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:12 AM   #4
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Great story! Thanks for posting it.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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They never taught those techniques in my Navy airframes class.
I must be chicken, because I wouldn't have been in that takeoff without a zero-zero ejection seat.
thanks for the post,
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That was amazing.

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