Front Cockpit Door
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Disassembly 7/29/2000

  • The door is rippled but may be original.  The door handle appears to match the handle style used in vintage photographs.
  • The hinge on the fuselage is toast.  Screws/nuts to the fuselage frame, and too many holes/cracks to be usable.  The original hinge appears to be welded to a reinforcement and is very heavy.
  • The sill is bent-up aluminum screwed into wood blocks that are in turn screwed/bolted to the frame.  The aluminum frame is welded at the bends to fill in 90 degree corners.

Door sill forward view.

Door sill rearward view.

Door framing detail.