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    Got some photos of the metal pants from the 41. Hope you guys can let me know if these were like the production ones before or after the war. My 45 was an "odd bird" in that it has lots of parts from Pre-War and Post-War. The 41 has what looks to me to be an aftermarket GRP pants with odd mount holes. I will be starting a thread on restoration of them in the"Model B - 1941 Deluxe production topic area". If it turns out the metal pants are also like the 41 I will post the resto process there too. Nice winter projects for when it goes from too hot in the hangar to too cold.

    Note that there are LARGE external doublers on the sides of each pant. These are aluminum while the internal doublers are steel. The square doubler in the 4th picture next to the cutout dobler looks like a repair. There are also a few (surprisingly few) aluminum repairs . I need to get a shot of the outboard side doubler that reinforces the bolt hole that is normally covered by the "Bird". It is also steel and I will get some tracings of all of the doublers now that the pants are clean enough to be in the house (and yes, I did have to clean the shower!)


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    they have the chrome strip so they are postwar.

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    • #3
      Those are post war cosolidair pants. The large aluminum reinforcements are not original but i have seen similar things done on alot of pants to save them. Remember the wheel pants were not produced by Taylorcraft but were a side business run by Duke Iden and were used on a number of airplanes of the period.
      Ryan Newell
      1946 BC12D NC43754
      1953 15A N23JW
      TF#897

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      • #4
        While I was looking for some instrument knob drawings and teh fuel cut off clip drawing I found some more pant attach info. Click image for larger version

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