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    J3 Paint Scheme Question

    First off after years of bumming cubs I finally got one of my own. My wife and I traded our Starduster Too for a 1946 J3 C65 with a C-85 engine. We love it! Had a question about the paint. The previous owner told us that the upper cowling was painted flat black because it was a spray plane at some point. Is there any literature or pictures to prove this? Want to keep it as stock looking as possible.

    -Jake


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    Original had no black over the cowling. They did that for anti-glare.
    Congratulations!!
    Ed

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    Wow and SWEET RIDE!!!

    While you want to have stock, sometimes practical is important! I would leave the cowl black for glare reasons, old timer modifications are show personality and give history to planes that cookie cutter stock does not.

    My respect to you old guys like Glenn and Tim
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    You cannot see the top of the cowl anyway, so glare is not a factor. If you like it that way, keep it that way. The stripe is not original either - check with Clyde. If you get serious, I am sure one of us could send you some lightning stripe dimensions.

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    Starduster Too for a Cub?

    Well, I'm biased but I love them both.

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    Jake that paint scheme looks great, the black helps with the glare and helps hide the hail dents like on my J4.

    Glenn
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    You might as well go confiscate your dads supercub... he doesn't fly anymore anyway...

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    Thanks for all the great advice. Dad flew up a few weeks back and was our over night fly in guest. Hope to have more!

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    Jake, I see you're in Fort Edward - where are you keeping the Cub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Jake, I see you're in Fort Edward - where are you keeping the Cub?

    Peter

    Right now it's tied down in our back yard. Between Island Bobs and Argyle. Hope to get a hangar up next summer.

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    Still meeting all the local flyers, are you out at KGFL?

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    Ah, I think I know the place Jake. Dick Bovey spoke about a couple that were going to put a strip at their house, is that on Durkeetown Rd - Rt 46?

    I do fly out of GFL occasionally, but haven't had much time this spring and not crazy about the aircraft. I tend to go there based on necessity to get somewhere rather than fly. I've been going down to GBR more since they have 3 cubs available as rentals, but eventually I'll pick up something for my own or get these Hornets coming from AUS. Always an affordability thing.

    I have a little skiboat shop just off X17, if you're out this way stop in and say hi.

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    [QUOTE=bob turner;662747] The stripe is not original either .../QUOTE]
    But neither the top cowl or "D" window are stock either.
    Still doesn't diminish the fun factor however

    How are things in Boonville?

    George

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    I really like the "layout" Skywagon posted above. Is there a companion drawing showing how Piper did numbers and letters? I do my own on the real thing, but I currently have an old model that needs new N-numbers, and I think the quick way is to let a vinyl cutter make them.

    The wing N- numbers are 4.91" high, and I would have guessed they were stock, but it looks like I will have to have them custom made. I have inquiries in to two suppliers right now . . .

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