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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:14 pm 
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Well, yet some more "scrap" ended up at Austin Acres Wildlife Refuge, Petting Zoo, Aircraft Tours, & Canoe Rentals today. There is now a portion or two of an old C-97 gracing the neighborhood and lowering property values as we speak. :lol: But there was just no way I was going to take this to the scrap yard. So if you know anyone that may want a one-owner, only flown on Sundays (to get the groceries...a BUNCH of 'em), section of airplane, then have 'em give me a shout. I'm sure we could work some kind of deal out. ;-)

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And the dents? .....They'll just buff right out. :wink:

Oh, and have I mentioned that I have a couple of Beech 18 bits laying around as well? I reckon I could post a picture or two of that mess, if y'all want.

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Just curious, Gary, but how many parts off of the KC-97/C-97 are interchangeable with the B-29? Are any, or are they more interchangeable with the B-50?


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Good for you Gary!

Shame no one wanted it.

Hmm, wonder if I could build a Scotty style camper out of it! ;) :lol:

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Gary, you've got the makings of an awesome camper-trailer right there...

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Gary, you've got the makings of an awesome camper-trailer right there...
Motorhome body!

Make a great playhouse for my son, but then I would be divorced shortly after it arrived...


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it would be a big hit at reno!

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P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.

S: Took hammer away from midget.


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Too wide for a motorhome. 11 feet at it's widest point. Don't think I haven't thought about it though. ;-)


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Too wide for a motorhome. 11 feet at it's widest point. Don't think I haven't thought about it though. ;-)


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too bad I would have given it a go!

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P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.

S: Took hammer away from midget.


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First, build a sturdy trailer under it.
Second, do some cutting and hinging, so it can be narrowed for towing by removing a central section, which can be made to shift upwards and downwards as necessary, out of the way.
Third, restore the interior, close off the open end.

You now have a traveling display of a KC97 for airshows, vintage aircraft displays, etc!

Not really kidding- If I was there, I'd help you!

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Not too wide to build an enclosed trailer to haul a certain race plane though... ;)


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Django wrote:
Not too wide to build an enclosed trailer to haul a certain race plane though... ;)


Now, THAT is a neat idea!!! :-)

However, I could be wrong, but I don't believe I have enough time to start another project.

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Well there is always next year! ;)


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Well done Gary, you could put it back on a trailer and hook some lights up and drive it around the ranch to make it a full motion sim out of it..... :shock: :wink:

But it would be cool to trailer the Solution to Reno in it and have the back end for the Bud Girls :wink:

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Gary,that looks like the perfect place for the in-laws,is it available to rent????? :lol: Cheers,Pete :lol:

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