Curtiss Jenny Restoration

Welcome! We hope you enjoy following the restoration process of a 1918 Curtiss JN4D Jenny. Once completed, the aeroplane will be flown and displayed at the Candler Field Museum in Williamson GA (30 miles south of Atlanta). You can contact me below by clicking on "VIEW MY PROFILE"

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Location: Peachtree City, Georgia, United States

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lower cowl & bead rolling

A momentous occasion:

The lower cowl is burnished. Because of the depth of the panel and the curve, it was the most fun. Now, the only piece left to burnish is the upper cowl.

The lower bead was drawn on the cockpit cowls today also.

This is how the beads originally looked.

The front and rear cockpit cutouts are joined with two rivets.

I left the opening to accept the wire open (you can see the "roll" sticking up at the top) so I could adjust the fit. Now that it is drilled, I can tap the metal back around the wire. It will make a nice clean fit.

More soon. Enjoy



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