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    I am 59. Born in the same year as my Super Cub,...

    I am 59. Born in the same year as my Super Cub, 1962.
  2. You typically don’t take paint off a fabric...

    You typically don’t take paint off a fabric covered airplane for repainting. Just scuff sand being careful of rib stitches and screws then repaint.
  3. There was a King Air a few years ago that got...

    There was a King Air a few years ago that got totaled from inexperienced paint strippers sanding rivet heads off. I’ve never heard of a reputable shop using sandpaper to strip paint on riveted...
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    I use the same thing. It does a good job and is...

    I use the same thing. It does a good job and is pretty well built.
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    Tagged along with my nephew and brother-in-law on...

    Tagged along with my nephew and brother-in-law on their moose hunt. North of Nome near the Kuzitrin River. It’s very tasty!

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  6. Pretty rough looking fuselage. Did the builder do...

    Pretty rough looking fuselage. Did the builder do it himself or use an old airframe?
  7. Wow that’s a bummer about Jeff. He was a super...

    Wow that’s a bummer about Jeff. He was a super nice guy and true craftsman.
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    I haven’t flown 180/185’s in a few years. I flew...

    I haven’t flown 180/185’s in a few years. I flew 185’s on the North Slope professionally before VG’s came out. One of them had a Robertson STOL kit on it. I didn’t like flying it on skis as the...
  9. +1 on using Aero Maintenance. Bill Gough really...

    +1 on using Aero Maintenance. Bill Gough really knows Cubs and Cessnas for that matter.
  10. Give his daughter Karen a call. She can read the...

    Give his daughter Karen a call. She can read the STC to you and would be happy to sell it as well.

    https://fadodge.com/faqs/
  11. Rust never sleeps. You own the airplane so keep...

    Rust never sleeps. You own the airplane so keep after it. A little elbow grease, primer and paint goes a long way. The lower longerons are critical to inspect.
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    I totally remember it! I was an FO on a Beech 99...

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    Because it gets me away from the ground.

    Because it gets me away from the ground.
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    Steve what thickness/grade of Titanium are you...

    Steve what thickness/grade of Titanium are you ordering?
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    Where did that engine mount lug come from Steve?...

    Where did that engine mount lug come from Steve? It doesn’t look stock.
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    Thanks for the links Steve! After sleeping on it...

    Thanks for the links Steve! After sleeping on it I am going to build a 3-4 piece firewall. I have a slip roller and punches. My “welder” has a good shear I can go over and use.
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    I don’t have the hangar at the airport anymore....

    I don’t have the hangar at the airport anymore. Too expensive and too much work. I need to build a detached garage!
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    My boot cowl is in pretty good shape. Firewall...

    My boot cowl is in pretty good shape. Firewall not so much. I’ll probably order a Ti firewall from Atlee and just have them punch the holes I need.

    is the hole in the picture for a defroster?
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    A mans gotta do whatever it takes. 57567

    A mans gotta do whatever it takes.

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    I use the head rest on my glider quite a bit on...

    I use the head rest on my glider quite a bit on my 6+ hour flights. It’s adjustable fore and aft. The seat is reclined. Not sure how much use it would be on an upright seat other than possible crash...
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    This is what I used in my last PA-12. Worked...

    This is what I used in my last PA-12. Worked perfectly!
    https://www.dkhardware.com/60-flexible-5-8-x-1-2-unbeaded-glass-run-channel-for-international-diamond-t-and-red-trucks-8a160-product-22483.html
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    I miss it……

    I miss it……
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    I am looking at rebuilding my boot cowl. What’s...

    I am looking at rebuilding my boot cowl. What’s everyone’s thoughts on the firewall, stainless or titanium?
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    Actually the manufacturers operating manual has a...

    Actually the manufacturers operating manual has a lot of info in it.

    Here’s the Lycoming O-320
    https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/O-320%20Operator%20Manual%2060297-30.pdf
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    Moose and glidering season is over. Time to get...

    Moose and glidering season is over. Time to get back to work on my project! Just received an under seat storage compartment from Randy. It’ll take a little trimming especially around the 2,000 lb...
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