Continued assembling the firewall

Riveted the angles and lower gusset to the right firewall side. Used tank sealant to Seal the top of the firewall to the sides and clecoed in place along with the top firewall angle and riveted them together. Clecoed the tunnel sides to the firewall assembly. Sealed the firewall center to the sides and top and clecoed in place. Clecoed the upper top angle and gussets in place. Final drilled the nose gear brackets.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 61.5
Total Time (hours): 516.0

 

Riveted the angles to the left firewall side

Received the new firewall angles from Van’s. Deburred, scuffed, and primed them. Then taped the holes I shouldn’t countersink and countersunk the rest.

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Clecoed the angles and gussets to the firewall. Then back-riveted the left firewall side.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 59.5
Total Time (hours): 514.0

 

Dimpled and countersunk firewall parts

Dimpled the firewall sides.

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Machine countersunk the firewall angles to mach the dimples in the firewall. Unfortunately I got distracted and neglected to tape off the holes I wasn’t supposed to countersink in the diagonal firewall angles. So two new additions to the scrap pile. New parts ordered. Moving on to the next section in the meantime…

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Before moving on to the next section, I was able to dimple the firewall top section and countersink the associated angle as well the relay doubler.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 53.5
Total Time (hours): 508.0

 

Primed the Firewall parts and started assembly

Primed all the aluminum firewall parts.

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Machine countersunk the firewall angles and riveted on the support angle.

 

 

Dimpled the tunnel sides and riveted the nutplates to the top flanges. Dimpled the cover angle brackets and riveted nutplates to the top flanges. Then riveted the brackets to the tunnel sides. Riveted the nose gear brackets and firewall angles to the tunnel sides.

 

 

Today’s Time (hours): 3.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 51.5
Total Time (hours): 506.0