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    PA 18 blank instrument panel source

    Looking for a blank 9” tall pa-18 panel.
    thought Wayne Mackey had them awhile back.
    anyone have his contact?
    Or other source…?

    thanks

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    Clyde’s where I got some before, thanks for triggering that memory.
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    If you go with all light weight instruments, get an original panel. If you hang anything heavy in the panel get one from Attlee.

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    I use to use Clyde's panels and add a double on the back like Piper did on the later Super Cubs. Recently I started using the panel blanks from Univair. Thicker material and the roll over the top like Piper used.
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    This is a Univair panel compared to a Clyde Smith panel. Univair part number is CSI-1028, 9" tall. The CSI-1025 is 8" tall. Clyde's are .040" 3003 and if I remember correctly Univair are 5052 and I know they are .032".
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    I have an aluminum template, I scribe and cut and file to fit. Have seriously thought of having a punch made.

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    Tip of the hat to a pro. And I'm 57, kid. Lol

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    The rolled top edge with a slight bead is nice. I looked hard to find a die set to roll that edge when I replaced the panel in my 18-95, but ended up having to hand form it.

    Aside from the edge, the shop I work for now has a panel pro so I can mill any panel. Not sure it’s faster but it’s nice to layout, cut, coat and engrave.


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    Hi Steve,
    Any pictures of the panel layouts..you have it kind of blocked by the top panel in the pic. What little I can see it looks pretty good with the trigs up top right.
    Thanks, I'm looking for ideas that aren't busy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McAlpine View Post
    Hi Steve,
    Any pictures of the panel layouts..you have it kind of blocked by the top panel in the pic. What little I can see it looks pretty good with the trigs up top right.
    Thanks, I'm looking for ideas that aren't busy.
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    Scott, some good layouts here. https://www.supercub.org/forum/showt...54930-Cgr-30-p
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    Great ..thanks Steve. I've never done much metal work so I better order 2 or 3 panels

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    I have cutouts and play with them on the blank panel prior to cutting.
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    The cutouts are the best way of planning your layout. It gives your brain a solid visual picture of the final product. If you do it right, you'll make a few arrangements before you settle on the layout.

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    Yes use the cutouts and play with them to ensure you have good clearance for everything behind the panel. Unless you plan on having it laser cut, you’ll also need a knockout punch and template from ATS.

    Concept to near completion:

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