Curtiss Jenny Restoration

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Left Peach Basket

As of today, the front and rear supports have been welded on the left peach basket !

Here's the rear support after following the bending sequence from the last blog.

Add some heat and pull down with a pair of pliers.

Trim, weld....the finished product! Actually, I blasted the peach basket and gave it a coat of primer to keep it from rusting. The lightening holes need to be drilled yet as do the bolt holes.

Also made the patterns for the tabs that hold the landing gear brace wires.

Here's the first one. It's pretty thick stuff. I used .250 steel. My bandsaw (with the new blade thank goodness) zapped through it without any problems. The rest was shaped on the grinder.



Blogger Michael Brennan said...

I miss the updates; this is the most wonderful journalism on the web.

I hope everything is ok.

Best Regards, Mike B.

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