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Another Messerschmitt dash back from the dead pt2

Another Messerschmitt dash back from the dead pt2

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Ok so I want for the save option, all the holes had new material welded in and after a fair amount of tapping up the dash was returned to an as new condition. Always a difficult to balance the amount of work required to replace or repair, and in this case the time to fabricate a new dash outweighed ...
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Another Messerschmitt Dash back from the dead pt1

Another Messerschmitt Dash back from the dead pt1

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Here we have a very common sight; holes here, there and all that. Looks like someone has sneezed a load of gauges and switches at it, all the ringed holes are not as they should be. Bit touch and go as to weather it is savable or a new one is required. ...
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The Dorset Steampunk Fish

The Dorset Steampunk Fish

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Angela, The Dorset Steampunk Fish is on the move, she now is rubbing shoulders with some very fine people at the Art Asylum, Brewers Quay, Weymouth, go for a visit, she's hungry. ...
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Messerschmitt kr200 tg500 new lifting section

Messerschmitt kr200 tg500 new lifting section

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So here is a shot of the internal frame work, all fabricated in house. The frame did require some special tooling but i have orders for more so it was worth it. If you need a lifting section get in touch. ...
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Messerschmitt kr200 brand new lifting section

Messerschmitt kr200 brand new lifting section

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starting to panel the new lifting section framework, still a bit to go but the main sections are there. ...
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New Messerschmitt lifting section

New Messerschmitt lifting section

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Ah ha, a brand new Messerschmitt KR200 lifting section starts to take some form, basic frame first, note the jig to hold it all square. The rest of the frame work required some special tooling but more of that later. ...
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Messerschmitt kr200 restoration

Messerschmitt kr200 restoration

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Ok so the main monocoque is all welded together and the nose has had a new floor and sides, note the new metal let in along the front edge, all standard stuff. Not too bad this one, the dash needed quite alot of work (see main site) but the main body of the nose was pretty good after some tapping up ...
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Messerschmitt kr200 restoration, a bit more

Messerschmitt kr200 restoration, a bit more

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Now the frame repairs have been done and the seat runners are inplace it's time for the main panels, once all together the sides will need some work to smooth them out but more of that later. Note the supports for the rear seats, needless to say a seat was tried in place to get the correct position, ...
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Statue Of Liberty

Statue Of Liberty

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Its not every day that you are asked to repair the statue of liberty, all be it a cast aluminium 8 foot high one. ...
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