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CuBob
05-02-2013, 02:07 PM
Just getting ready to repaint my bootcowl and found some creaks along the edge. I have a new stainless firewall but it looks like I need to replace the bootcowl now. I checked on univar and cannot see spending over a grand on one. Does anyone have another resource?

Thanks

skywagon8a
05-02-2013, 02:49 PM
Make a new one yourself using the old one for a pattern. It does not need to be one piece. There have been discussions on here about the topic.

CuBob
05-02-2013, 04:48 PM
I have looked for the discussion's and have not had much luck finding them. It has something to do with a two piece cowl if I am correct

skywagon8a
05-02-2013, 05:11 PM
I should have asked if you are comfortable working with sheet aluminum. If not here are a couple of possible sources for you.
http://javroninc.com/index.cfm/pageid/42
and
http://dakotacub.com/index.php

Darrel Starr
05-02-2013, 09:00 PM
Make a poster board pattern then cut the aluminum out of 5052 or 2024 aluminum, I like 5052 with top piece .032 thick, side/bottom pieces .025 thick. I like the three piece version and one that you can unscrew for easy service.
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CuBob
05-03-2013, 06:30 AM
that is beautiful Darrel. Do you use screws to attach it to the firewall or do you Rivet it?

Darrel Starr
05-03-2013, 08:47 AM
I use #6 screws in nut plates, about 70 of them around the stainless steel Atlee Dodge firewall.

phdigger123
05-03-2013, 08:48 PM
I have seen Darrel's boot cowl and it is a work of art! When it is time to refurbish my Super Cub, I will make the same kind of boot cowl.

Darrel Starr
05-03-2013, 09:17 PM
Thanks for the comment Mike. See you Sunday afternoon.