Author Archives: pclifton

Fitting left mid cabin cover

So tonight’s update includes a fun bit of black comedy. Last time out, I’d discovered that I couldn’t use one of the screw locations for the left-hand mid cabin cover because there was already a screw for the fuel selector … Continue reading

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More selector stuff

Aaaand here we have yet another instance of “seemingly simple things gone wrong.” Tonight I had low ambitions; I figured I’d get the selector mount riveted together, temporarily mount it in the fuse, and fit the left mid-cabin cover and … Continue reading

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Selector mount priming, flap bearing block drilling

Not a ton of activity tonight, just trying to be doing something basically. I cleaned and primed the parts for the fuel selector mount; well, the angles and spacers at least (no need to prime the alclad mount plate piece). I … Continue reading

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More fuel selector mount stuff

Welp, not the most productive weekend, but hey, I still did stuff. All my various ordered came in, so I got the bandsaw up and running again. That allowed me to trim the corners off the flap bearing blocks, and … Continue reading

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Mucking around with fuel selector stuff

Not a ton to report tonight. As I may have mentioned previously, I’ve done as much as I can do with the seat floors until I get some stuff resupplied this week. So tonight I skipped ahead to the next … Continue reading

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Finished forward seat floor assembly

Hooray, I worked four days in a row! Tomorrow, though, I go back to work and the real challenge begins: can I manage to keep my weekday work habit going while also going in to work? We shall see… Anyway, … Continue reading

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More interior stuff

Well, this was an interesting and somewhat frustrating day, for various reasons. We went out for breakfast and then took care of some errands, so I didn’t get started until early afternoon. Job #1 was to prepare the delrin bearing … Continue reading

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Fitting seat floors and such

Got out to work fairly early again today. First order of business today was removing the plastic from all three seat floor panels and getting the edges demurred all nice. Then there followed a bit of a circus – the … Continue reading

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Interior work – footwells

Welp, it’s been a long time…again. It’s been a fun few months of back injuries and such, which culminated in back surgery last week. The good news is that I’m feeling a lot better after said surgery. The better news … Continue reading

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Bottom skin riveting, pt 1

Yup, back at it again. Today it was time to fire up the rivet gun for the first time in, well, probably a year, and get some stuff permanently attached.   Actually, there was a bit of trepidation involved – … Continue reading

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