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Finished Door Track Photos

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Photos of the Finished Door track project.

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Finally Finished with the Door Track!!

Well it was one heck of a job, but the door track is done! Over 700 rivets were used to complete the job. All of the skin has noe been reinstalled and the NAV light has been overhauled and installed, as has the air scoop. Door function great now. and the addition of the door seal will help keep water out. The restoration of this UH-1 is a tremendous job, but the only way to look at this is one part at the time. A guy who visited the Museum just the other day looked inside the old girl and said "This is a disaster" It may look like a disaster to someone who is a volunteer for a larger Museum with...

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Latest work on the UH-1

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Well, it was a great deal of work but I am happy to report more progress on the UH-1Many people I have talked to in the Uh-1 restor business tell me I am the first person they know who has done this replacement, if there is anyone else out there that has done this; let's talk! I was under the threat of rain all day so did not get any pics of the zinc painting of the under bracing. The skin that was removed was reformed, sealed and a coat of zinc chromate applied. As much riviting that was possible was undertaken with the skin off. Then it was time for the fun to begin! First, making sure the crew...

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Additional work on the UH-1

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Have completed the removal of the door track on the Co-pilot side of the bird. Removed a section of skin. Had to repair this section, was damaged in an unloading accident. It was a long and tiring process to remove nearly 600 rivits to get the track out. You can see in some of the photos the removed skin section and under bracing. Much more riviting will have to be done to finish the job. The skin is only set on a temp basis with cleco's. Will remove and zinc coat before finial riviting is done.

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Progress on the Museum Addition

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It has been a long time getting to this point, but over the Christmas Holiday I was able to finish the ceiling in the Museum addition. Now all that is left to do is finish lighting(Track Lights) final paint, base boards, floor, add displays.  I will keep everyone posted on furture progress. It is down to just me working now so progress is slow but steady!!!

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