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    Rear spar mod?

    Looking at some pa 18 wings,
    what are these doublers riveted to rear spar cap over lift strut attach?
    both wings

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    Looks like the wip gross weight increase. Is it a certified cub? The fuselage should have a small tube going from the door frame to the rear seat tube as well. And square tube at the top
    Of the landing gear front to back


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    RaisedByWolves is correct. It is the Wip 2000LB up gross. I installed this mod two years ago in my cub so am familiar with it. The piece cherry maxed to the rear spar is exactly like the one I got from Wip. Included in the kit (actually has a bunch of parts and pieces) is also the specific gussets used to attached the ribs to the cap strip clearly shown in the picture. So yep, Wip up gross kit.
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