Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Station 5 fitting

All the bracing wires behind station 5 are single, solid hard wire. However in front of station 5, the wires are cable and doubled. So, a transition has to be made. Here's how I did this.

The original fitting was a piece of thin steel bent around the bolt. I decided to make the fittings differently. I took some.125 in steel and welded it to a steel tube. Here are the pieces after they were tack welded.

Then they were cut on the bandsaw.....

....and shaped on a grinder. The hole was drilled on the drill press to clean out any welding slag.

Here's a trial fit before painting. Now you see where it goes. Hope to make the cable this weekend. Stay tuned.



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