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    If you install the seat belt tabs, tack weld a nut, on the outboard side of the tab, over the hole for the seat belt bolt. Makes it easier to install/remove the belts in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Longley View Post
    I decided not to do the weld on float fittings. I am not float rated and am not planning on putting it on floats. Plus it adds weight. Not sure if I am going to do the third seat as it adds 8 lbs. I am doing the H brace in the tail as part of the Tost tow hook installation. Still debating the gross weight increase STC. It’s expensive and I don’t really need it for my mission.
    There’s no way I’d do this much work to a Cub rebuild and NOT install the gross weight STC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvivion View Post
    There’s no way I’d do this much work to a Cub rebuild and NOT install the gross weight STC.

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    I am still considering it.

    On another note. After a good hard look at the wings I am going to do some level of rebuild. Didn’t notice when I bought the project that there’s biplane N strut fittings attached to the spar. I don’t really have a problem with them but the spar isn’t as clean as I would like and a lot of the ribs are beat up from hangar rash.

    Sooo I was looking at Dakota Cubs website. I am thinking doing stock wings with their ribs and new spars using my old fittings. The squared off, extended wings with slots are very tempting! If I did them I would definitely do the gross weight increase. Does anyone know what the squared off wings do to the climb rate?

    The biplane N strut attach fittings are free to anyone who wants them FYI.

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    They attach right below the wing strut attach fittings.
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    My “welders” Travel Air he built from scratch. Looking forward to a ride in it!

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    Nice ! Is that a data plate restoration or a total EAB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skywagon8a View Post
    Nice ! Is that a data plate restoration or a total EAB?
    Data plate he bought a set of logs.
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    I am pleased all the big pieces of my engine came back in good shape!

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    What cam followers are you using? $600 for new Lycoming DLC units seems like good insurance to me after replacing several cams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    What cam followers are you using? $600 for new Lycoming DLC units seems like good insurance to me after replacing several cams.
    I didn’t send them out. I was waiting to see if the cam was airworthy. Good call on the DLC! Where’s the best place to get them Aircraft Specialties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Longley View Post
    I didn’t send them out. I was waiting to see if the cam was airworthy. Good call on the DLC! Where’s the best place to get them Aircraft Specialties?
    Post the part number when you get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisedByWolves View Post
    Post the part number when you get them.

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    I am pretty sure this is the one I need for my O320-A2B. http://www.aircraftspecialties.aero/...ppet-15b26262/ They’re giving me a further discount because I sent in all my steel parts. I need to organize a parts list and get it ordered.

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    My welder was like, “Charlie why didn’t you have your fuselage blasted? It makes my job easier.”
    So I just got the fuselage back from the sandblaster. They did a pretty good job with it! It didn’t reveal anything I didn’t already know but it’ll make for a cleaner look when I paint it.

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    Welding is all done. Wow the 3rd seat X is stout! I crawled in and stood on it. Little to no flex.

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    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 gross weight reinforcement tube.

    65” rack on the moose I helped get with my bro-in-law and nephew. More importantly the meat is awesome!

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    My 15 year old nephew going right after it!
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    A mans gotta do whatever it takes.

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    Working at home when you have that nice shop at the airport?
    Cessna Skywagon-- accept no substitute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod180 View Post
    Working at home when you have that nice shop at the airport?
    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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