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Classic Wings Magazine WWII Naval Aviation Research Pacific Warbird Digest
Final Cut-The Post War B-17 Flying Fortress and Survivors - 5th Edition


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:34 pm 
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Just got the Aviation History magazine today. Nice to see the article on our project and my photos in it! :))

A video update from Rides with Chuck from last weekend.
Hope to have some photos for everyone to see tonight from that day.

Lucas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdUZOy49TdY


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:18 pm 
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Great video Lucas, thanks for posting it. Looking forward to seeing more photo updates as well, thanks for keeping us informed!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:17 pm 
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hi everyone

sorry it's been so long since anything's been posted. Life has been very hectic for me so i've only been out to the shop a couple times since May. These photos are from last Saturday. As you can see a lot of work has been done.

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the fin is now 99% complete with just a few small rivnuts and closeout items left to finish.

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turret ring is been completely repaired and just needs final riveting and then it will be installed.

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many many new parts, bulkheads, repairs completed from bulkhead 8-11

she's really starting to come together!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:43 pm 
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Thanks for the update. Steady progress being made!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:00 pm 
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New restoration pics posted on their Facebook page recently https://www.facebook.com/12595DesertRat ... =1&theater
Hoping Lucas or kidjim25 will post a few here too.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:49 pm 
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Here it is:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ariagalact ... 765521381/


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This Fort is going to be magnificent when she's complete!!!
Looks like you're all doing a terrific job (I'd say Y'all but I'm not from Texas eh!) :D

Thanks for the update.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:25 am 
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here are some new photos for you to enjoy!

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turret ring installed (from lucas and greg's facebook posting)

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armor plate installed (before and after) also from Lucas and Greg's Facebook posting)

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door donated to us either for bulkhead 4 or 5 not sure what serial number it's off though

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work begins on re-skinning the left side of the dorsal fin (right side nearly complete)

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radio room hatch installed for fitting (fit perfectly)

more to come soon!

James (kidjim25)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:41 am 
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This project just shows what dedication and perseverence can accomplish. You guys are awesome!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:26 am 
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Thank you for posting an update James, always very interested to learn more about this project, regularly checking here and on the Facebook page!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:55 am 
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Wow!!!!

Very, very cool!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:33 am 
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Great progress. She's looking great.


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I bet they are starting to fill up cans of clecos for the first time in years.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:01 am 
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Kidjim, I did indeed enjoy those photos! Thanks!

Must have been really satisfying to have that radio hatch fit so nicely. Shows you folks are on the right track :supz:

I love "hang the expense"'s comment. Filling up cleco cans speaks volumes.
I'm really looking forward to you outgrowing the barn!

Andy Scott


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