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Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition


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Nice work as always :drink3: !


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Did some Corsair today...elliptical tubes, fittings and blocks were all lost to the Reno race mod.

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Scott, every time I click on this thread, I am amazed by your artisanship. You rock.

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^^^^^^^ What he said! ^^^^^^^^

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Thanks Guys :drink3:

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The alclad issue on our bird is from the two full paint jobs SAAF and Corporate Jets and subsequent stripping processes. People actually sanded through the alclad.


Ok, I'm confused... :?

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Get you one...

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amish119 wrote:
The alclad issue on our bird is from the two full paint jobs SAAF and Corporate Jets and subsequent stripping processes. People actually sanded through the alclad.


Ok, I'm confused... :?


That guy had several posts the other day that were a little off base................. New guy either not familiar with the language, a spammer, or maybe a little "off the beaten path" :)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:47 am 
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I think he's referring to the ex-SAAF Sabre 6 in Montana that's painted in Minute Men colors.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:15 am 
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Actually was my quote discussing issues on our Sabre restoration. Just don't know why he posted it here....

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hello! this tread il dead now?


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Hopefully not, very much enjoying the finer technical details all the way from the start of this thread, and all the way from Scotland.

Hope all is well Scott

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Don't pay the ransom...I escaped. Sorry Gang, too much going on, too many places to post info, computer problems and I'm basically a Dork anyway. Will try to get caught up. Also changes to Photobucket...grrr.

Poor man's 3D for the oil cooler door skins. I pulled fiberglass flashings off the originals on loan. Then made a forming block from that. Crude but it will work. Like a fiberglass buck. The flashing is off of the outside skin of the original so if I form new material into the buck,I will have the skin as needed.

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Body working any flaws

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I think this will work just fine...film at 11. 8)

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Good to see you back, Scott. Thanks for taking the time to post.

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Thanks, Mac!

So, sometimes a job comes along just fit for your tools and equipment. I was asked to make these side covers for a Garrett engine but without the cut outs and with some extra stock. Tried a couple things before the process came to me. They were low crown end to end but rather high crown (in comparison) side to side. Luckily, I had both the proper tools. The Wheel did the low crown very nicely, but if I wanted it to do the high crown as well, I curled them into a potato chip. But wait! Yup, linear stretch dies in the Pullmax did the trick. After the low crown I could easily put the high crown in on the Pullmax. Sometimes, in spite of myself, I get it right...

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