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 Post subject: A-26 Restoration Project
PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:45 pm 
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Would anyone be interested in following our slow and painfull restoration of an A-26. Our bird had been converted to a Exec Transport, so we are not trying a full restoration, but just getting back into the air again after many years in the barn from major repair needs.

Jet Mech, in OKC

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Uhhhh :? Let me think about your question for a second :shock: Like Yeah, and there better be plenty of Fotograps too man.... 8) Another loverly lady coming back to life. :D Life is G O O D 8)

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The more restoration/maintainence threads, the better as far as I'm concerned!!!!! :D

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Jet Mech wrote:
Would anyone be interested in following our slow and painfull restoration of an A-26.


Yes, please. . .

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We'd all love to see the project unfold, especially with photos of all the hard work you folks have already put into it.

Kevin, it was built in TULSA :!:

Kurt, I promise we are still going to come down to help. :hide:
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Woo-hoo!!! What's the s/n? I'll start keeping an eye out for an original factory photo of the bird. Is this the Guthrie A-26, or another one?

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Isn't this the A-26 that use to fly with the long recon nose? I believe it was called "Daisy Mae."

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Yup, the old Daisy Mae.


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Based on what I've got, that should be right around #944 at Douglas-Tulsa, which would have been painted in huge numbers on the tail at the factory. I'll see if I can't find a photo of your bird.

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I prefer seeing photos of poorly lit static displays myself... :wink:


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:shock: Okiedokie wuzzup wit the Jet Mech Flight Lieutenant of Oklahoma City, Okiedokie, and a veteran of 129 Posts :shock: Why has he not responded to the previous Posts :? Has he perhaps been abducted :shock:

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You guys are just faster than I am. I will start getting some of my old photos up on the page, and get some new ones. The poor old bird is currently in 3 1/2 hangers being worked in stages while management looks for a place to assemble. We had a broken main spar to replace in one wing, and most of thats is behind us.

I am working on the cockpit and cables as well as helping on the engine tubs.

I will have to look up what it takes to post photos again.

Kurt[/img]

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I've always wondered about the process to fix broken spars... :wink:

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