First, full size templates printed ...
... wooden forms cut & shaped...
... wooden hammers bend to shape, and ...
...finally, holes are cut (to lighten and strengthen the part) � Photo � James Kohan
working on attaching the new ribs back on the B-26 aileron � Photo � Rick Willamon
B-26 aileron ribs starting to go back on the aileron � Photo � Rick Willamon
Restoration work on the B-26 co-pilot's seat. The co-pilots seat ran on rails, to allow the
Bombadier to gain access to the nose compartment. The last photo on this page shows (at left) the still-in-progress seat in place in the aircraft. � Photos � James Ko � Photos � James Kohan
Engine mount back on the port (left) B-26 wing � Photos � Photos � James Kohan
Left - Radio rack. Right - Navigators table � Photos � Kent Kleinkenecht
New ribs to go under the rebuilt stabilizer end � photo 0000" size="1">="1">� James Kohan
MAPS Member Don working on new stabilizer end � photo r />
MAPS Member Don working on new stabilizer end � photo � Steve Satchell
MAPS Member Kent patching one of the B-26's clamshell bomb bay doors � photo � James Kohan
MAPS Member Kent patching one of the B-26's clamshell bomb bay doors � photo � Steve Satchell
MAPS Member Jim painting one of the B-26 engine mounts � photo � James Kohan
MAPS Member Bud working on one of the B-26 firewall units � photo � Steve Satchell
B-26 engine nacelle as of 01 October 2006 � photo � John Ashley
B-26 engine nacelle - Cleco's are holding the pieces together until riveting � photo � Gary Haught
What is a Cleco? A Cleco is a spring-loaded fastener used to temporarily hold two pieces of sheetmetal together until they can be permanently joined together, usually by riveting or bolting. Mostly used in the aircraft building process, they also appear in racing when building up the race car exterior.
Using a pair of Cleco pliers to install a Cleco temporary fastener
B-26 engine nacelle interior - colored sections are completely new sheetmetal work � photo � Gary Haught
B-26 engine nacelle exterior - ALL DONE! Most of the cleco's are gone � photo � Gary Haught
Nose compartment of the B-26. Note cockpit layout and limited access � photo � Gary Haught