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    Wanted- Interior metal trim forward of doors for both sides on a BC12D. Need damage free or consider patterns. Thanks!

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    mine never had anything forward of the doors

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jim Herpst View Post
      Wanted- Interior metal trim forward of doors for both sides on a BC12D. Need damage free or consider patterns. Thanks!
      Do you mean the aluminium covers on the "A" pillar that hide the aileron cables going up to the top pulley?

      Rob

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      • #4
        Rob, Yes that is the correct description. Thank you

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        • #5
          These? I have a tracing BUT they are custom fitted to each aircraft. The ones on my 45 DO NOT fit right on the 41. Not a big deal, you just make them long and trim them to shape. I made cardboard ones (short) so I could get the end shapes right and taped them together to make the metal ones. I made mine from plain cheap flashing aluminum.
          Hank
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jim Herpst View Post
            Rob, Yes that is the correct description. Thank you

            I took mine off and threw them away, I can't quite understand their purpose:

            1. They hide things you need to see as a safety-conscious pilot..
            2. They block your view slightly, and as we all know, the B Taylorcraft needs all the vision it can get.
            3. They have to be removed and re-installed every annual by your A&P to inspect the cables & pulleys (your A&P surely does that, eh?) and so the screw holes get worn out.
            4. Folk might think they are "grab handles" to assist with entry/egress.
            5. They serve no useful purpose.

            So save your money; inspect your cables & pulleys, get your A&P to inspect them also, and save a few ounces of weight & all the trouble.



            Just my opinion of course.

            Rob

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            • #7
              Well done Hank . Rob,Your opinion is always welcomed and thought provoking. Still like to be as orginal as possible . It looks like a do able job..added to many others... still would like to find the lower halfs.

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              • #8
                The postwar ones are larger than the prewar. Easy to make. They follow the shape of the door frame, and then radius to the front edge of the windshield pillar trim. Because the trim is smaller on a prewar, the cover is smaller. There are lower covers as well that were used on the later airplanes.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ragwing nut View Post
                  The postwar ones are larger than the prewar. Easy to make. They follow the shape of the door frame, and then radius to the front edge of the windshield pillar trim. Because the trim is smaller on a prewar, the cover is smaller. There are lower covers as well that were used on the later airplanes.
                  So this one one was produced in March of 1946. Could it perhaps never have the lower ones? It does have the uppers

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                  • #10
                    I have the lower ones on mine too. Very similar except the lower ones get kicked more and were more beat up. The reason I put them in was they were there originally and just kind of "finish" the interior. Purely decorative.

                    Hank

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jim Herpst View Post

                      So this one one was produced in March of 1946. Could it perhaps never have the lower ones? It does have the uppers
                      It could have, but I have only noticed the lowers on F-19 and up. Is yours wood door frame or metal?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ragwing nut View Post

                        It could have, but I have only noticed the lowers on F-19 and up. Is yours wood door frame or metal?
                        Aluminum doors.Door Frame as attached to fuselage is wood.. once owned a 46 was in the 9400 serial range and had them. It may very well be though that when restored they were simply added as the restorers had access to NOS parts from the Lockhaven site at that time. This one is in the 7400 range and was once my dads. We flew in it from Pittsburgh PA to Osh for the first Osh in 1970
                        Last edited by Jim Herpst; 08-06-2019, 08:12.

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