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  • B series wing rib wanted

    Looking to buy a inboard of the aileron stamped wing rib. Please call me at 907-399-7437 or PM me on this forum
    Bob Picard
    N48923 L-2B Skis/Wheels
    N6346M Stinson 108-3 Floats/Skis/Wheels
    Anchor Point, Alaska TF#254

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    The rib section aft of the spar is basically one left and one right aft ribs riveted together plus the cove flange and cable phenolic. Mention this because if you don't find one and you can salvage the cove flange from your old one, you can build one from two regular ribs.
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    Scott
    CF-CLR Blog: http://c-fclr.blogspot.ca/

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    • #3
      Scott,
      Thank you very much for your reply. Beautiful work on the wing. From the looks of your wing, it looks like they make a left and a right (mirror images) stamped wing rib. They also look new, where did you get them? The rib that I'm actually trying to replace is the first rib outboard of the fuel tank. That rib needs to move outboard because I'm installing a larger tank and a "double" rib would be perfect.

      Bob Picard
      Bob Picard
      N48923 L-2B Skis/Wheels
      N6346M Stinson 108-3 Floats/Skis/Wheels
      Anchor Point, Alaska TF#254

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      • #4
        Be really careful. The larger tank will need to account for the drag and anti-drag wires. When the rib is moved outboard the wires will also go through the rib in a different location (further apart on the rib).

        Hank

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        • #5
          Thanks Bob
          I made a few "new" nose ribs but all the rest were just cleaned, straightened, repaired and epoxy primed (over the course of several months!)
          Yes there are left-flanged ribs and right flanged ribs. there's a sketch in the documents section that shows the relative locations by P/N

          The rib OB of the tank is just a single standard rib
          Scott
          CF-CLR Blog: http://c-fclr.blogspot.ca/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hank Jarrett View Post
            Be really careful. The larger tank will need to account for the drag and anti-drag wires. When the rib is moved outboard the wires will also go through the rib in a different location (further apart on the rib).

            Hank
            Already accounted for. I have already taken the old rib out and moved it to its new location. It is just a temporary installation to check for fit and the tank was installed and wires were attached and everything fit OK . I will be making a new rib as the 75 year old one needs to be retired, especially after I wrestled it out from where it comfortably sat for all those years.

            Bob Picard
            Bob Picard
            N48923 L-2B Skis/Wheels
            N6346M Stinson 108-3 Floats/Skis/Wheels
            Anchor Point, Alaska TF#254

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