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    Can anyone help me with some sources for cowling parts. I have an F-19 that I recently purchased. The nose bowl is rough but serviceable for a couple more years with some TLC. Upper sides are serviceable except for the cheeks. The bottom is a flat sheet brought together at the front with the part of the cowling that surrounds the airbox, that I am looking for a source for that as well as the cheeks. The nosebowl appers to be a BC12D that has the air intake blocked off and the lower part modified to meet the airbox of the 0-200...is that what they originally came with?

    I will post a picture or two shortly.

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    Re: F-19 cowling repair

    Here are a couple pictures of what I have. Thanks in advance for any advise.
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    • #3
      Re: F-19 cowling repair

      Look for parts at Univair Aircraft, google Univair.

      Second choice would be WagAero

      Dave

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        Re: F-19 cowling repair

        If you want new made, contact David Wenglarz at:

        Wings Metal Works-Custom Metal Shaping
        105 North Broadway
        San Pierre, IN 46374
        Phone: 219-828-3835
        Fax: 219-828-3834

        Here is a recent post of his work: http://vb.taylorcraft.org/showthread...david+wenglarz
        Cheers,
        Marty


        TF #596
        1946 BC-12D N95258
        Former owner of:
        1946 BC-12D/N95275
        1943 L-2B/N3113S

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          Re: F-19 cowling repair

          Thanks for the suggestions. Univair only has B series parts for cowlings. I am looking for the part that is attached to the bottom cowl and the nose bowl of the F19, the air cleaner inlet hole and the "cheeks or bumps" on the top. I have a BC12D cowling right now with the air cleaner hole patched over. I would really like to find an F19 nose bowl but am not holding my breath for that one. I have attached an example of what I am looking for.
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          • #6
            Re: F-19 cowling repair

            There was a guy in St. Louis that was making those but I believe David makes those, too. Give him a call, he is a really nice guy to deal with.
            Cheers,
            Marty


            TF #596
            1946 BC-12D N95258
            Former owner of:
            1946 BC-12D/N95275
            1943 L-2B/N3113S

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            • #7
              Re: F-19 cowling repair

              I will call him, thanks.

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              • #8
                Re: F-19 cowling repair

                Originally posted by Joel View Post
                Thanks for the suggestions. Univair only has B series parts for cowlings. I am looking for the part that is attached to the bottom cowl and the nose bowl of the F19, the air cleaner inlet hole and the "cheeks or bumps" on the top. I have a BC12D cowling right now with the air cleaner hole patched over. I would really like to find an F19 nose bowl but am not holding my breath for that one. I have attached an example of what I am looking for.
                WagAero has a nose bowl with no hole and also the cheeks.

                That air cleaner part must be rare. I sold a new old stock one on ebay about 3 years ago for $230, it was bid up from about $25.

                Dave

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                • #9
                  Re: F-19 cowling repair

                  Thanks Dave. I will look there also. They are under a two hour flight for me. If nothing else a good excuse to go flying if I buy one.

                  Yes I bet that bottom part is rarer then hens teeth��

                  The one on my Maule is very very simular, I may take it off and match it up to see how close it is.

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                  • #10
                    Re: F-19 cowling repair

                    Here are links to what I was referring too.

                    https://www.wagaero.com/airframe-par...owl-bumps.html

                    https://www.wagaero.com/airframe-par...ylorcraft.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: F-19 cowling repair

                      Though this may not help you at least there is a picture. I believe that picture from the guy in St. Louis whom I was never able to contact.

                      http://vb.taylorcraft.org/showthread...light=wenglarz
                      Cheers,
                      Marty


                      TF #596
                      1946 BC-12D N95258
                      Former owner of:
                      1946 BC-12D/N95275
                      1943 L-2B/N3113S

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                      • #12
                        Re: F-19 cowling repair

                        Marty,

                        Those pictures are mine of the ones that I had on Ebay

                        I recognize the gray table, the parts, the orange press with blue fixture and F19 over the fuel tank rib barely visible in upper LH corner.

                        Dave

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                        • #13
                          Re: F-19 cowling repair

                          I had a feeling those were yours, Dave. Lol!
                          Cheers,
                          Marty


                          TF #596
                          1946 BC-12D N95258
                          Former owner of:
                          1946 BC-12D/N95275
                          1943 L-2B/N3113S

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                            Re: F-19 cowling repair

                            Joel,
                            I posted some comments earlier but for some reason they didn't make it onto the site.

                            There are several types of lower cowls but they break down into two basic types with several lengths. There are lower cowls that are made from a flat sheet of aluminum and earlier one that have a compound curve in them (the "bowled" cowls). If you remove the air filter fairing from your cowl and it will lay flat on the floor you are golden. You can make a new cowl very easily from a piece of flat aluminum of the same thickness and can probably even move the doublers and fasteners to the new cowl.

                            If your cowl has a dished or bowl curve in it you have the more complex cowl and will have to either find one (most likely in the Tribe) or get a GOOD body shop to make one with an English Wheel. If you can find the sports car guys up there they can probably put you in touch with someone who has a "real" Shelby Cobra or older aluminum body Jag or other old car. Many had aluminum bodies and those guys will know who the really good metal workers are. You will be AMAZED at how fast a good metal worker can roll a beautiful cowl for you!

                            If you can't find a good metal worker you "can" make it yourself. I made my instrument panel with just a plastic mallet and shot bag and repaired a nose bowl when everyone who saw it said it was pure junk after a nose over that left cylinder cooling fin impressions all over it. The nose bowl on my 41 was all hand bumped back into shape and has less than a teaspoon of filler on it. It CAN be done and does NOT take talent, just an abundance of patience and a willingness to throw a LOT of aluminum practice parts away.

                            Good luck and find those sports car guys. They are a pretty good lot (and a bit nuts, just like us).
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                              Re: F-19 cowling repair

                              Just as a side, this is the car I rebuilt. It is a 1971 GT-6Mk III LOTS of body work! Wish the engine worked. ;-)

                              Hank
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