OK, so last week when I left the last thing I did was take a picture of the engine and wings. The following weekend and I'm ready to try to make some visible progress.
-He doesn't normally look that happy though...
So one final picture of her as a "standard RV-4" before we shed the skin...
Dad poses for the removal shot. It seems to be sticking a little...
So there it is. The old turtle deck cast aside coldly to the groound and the rear bulkheads exposed to the light again for the first time since 1989... and I was 10.
I fashioned this little windshield bow and fastened it into place temporarily to try to get a visualization of how this sliding canopy make look and function.
I un-boxed the pieces I ordered from John Harmon to use as a starting point for my fastback conversion. I already know that they are going to be to narrow and will have to be cut in the middle. I'll then add a plate to reconnect them in the proper spots.
I must have been hemming and hauling a little bit because Jay didn't wait around for much discussion he grabbed the cutoff wheel and went at it.
After a quick run through the the saw the bulkheads were split and we were fitting them to the existing bulkheads.
I also orderd the Turtle Deck Skin from Harmon and have it bungee'd into position here.