C119 Report - Winter update - Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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C119 Report - Winter update - Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Postby Dave Kolchuk » 10 Feb 2011 18:01

We are continuing with the repair and restoration of a wing flap and are learning as we go along with help from books, on-line websites, and fellow members.

Kevin House removing some of the old torn covering.
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Kevin was all bundled up for good reason. The outside temperature was 15 degrees and our furnace quit.
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Years of neglect have allowed birds to take over every available opening. A lot of cleaning was needed.
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George Norsen vacuuming out the bird nests. (Photo taken when the furnace still worked).
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Yours truly attempting sheet metal repair. Many dents and bent metal to fix.
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Though very cold, it was a beautiful day. Keven and George paid a visit to see how our big lady was doing. We also wanted to check the flap mounting hardware to see what was needed.
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The boxcar doesn't mind the cold. She worked in the Arctic during her youth. The "rocky terrain" is actually frozen dirt clumps from the geothermal construction.
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Re: C119 Report - Winter update - Wednesday, February 9, 201

Postby Jason R Smith » 14 Feb 2011 09:42

It is great to see work done on the old C-119. With enough time and effort, I think it will make an outstanding static display. Certainly a BIG display.
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