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Larry

Need forming help

Post by Larry » Sun Feb 15, 2004 1:40 pm

I need to make fabric formers for the E2 cub I'm rebuilding. I need three 10ft. lengths. I can splice shorter pieces if I have to.As measured they are 20ga mild steel, .515 deep by .280 wide U shaped with the edges curved in. I will try to attach a photo. I think they were originally drawn thru some kind of die. If anyone is interested, I have a web site on the project. Thanks, Larry
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I was not able to attach a photo

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Re: Need forming help

Post by MikeC » Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:25 pm

I have a friend who has an E-2 here in town. I'll see what he used.

If you know of anyone looking for a J-2 project on floats, I know where there's one.. cheap. It's been modified for an A-65 and already has the rear float tabs welded on the fuse. Gear is included.
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Re: Need forming help

Post by MikeC » Wed Feb 18, 2004 1:32 am

The E-2 guy didn't come by this afternoon. Maybe Friday night (EAA meeting), or next week.
18x72 L&S, Fosdick 3ft radial, Van Norman 2G bridgemill, Van Norman #12, K. O. Lee T&C grinder, Steptoe-Western 12X universal HS shaper, 16spd benchtop DP, Grob band filer, South Bend 10L

Larry

Re: Need forming help

Post by Larry » Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:31 am

Thanks Mike, The forman of a large machine and metal working shop in Colby thought he might be able to do it on the press brake. He wants to try it. Money is a factor with me, but I sure would like to get it flying for the Midwest Antique Aircraft Club flyin in Sept. Larrry

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Re: Need forming help

Post by Grue » Thu Jun 10, 2004 9:45 pm

One of the guys on the boards at http://www.thesheetmetalshop.com/pn/ind ... file=index
might be able to help you. What is your locality?

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