We are urgently seeking volunteers who are experienced
in sheet metal to help with
a static warbird restoration.
Member of the British Aviation
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Bell P-63c King Cobra Restoration 2011/12
P-63 Cockpit on show at Cockpitfest 2011. The wooden stand is a reconstruction of the ones used at the Bell factory.
Below are a few photos of work in progress:
Making the new frame for the pilots roll-over was by far the most complex frame I have ever made! with curves in 3 dimensions working "on the bench" was very difficult. Here can be seen the formers with the corroded frame seen at the top.
Cockpit roll over frame before restoration, the rear frame was restored & used again, the front frame had to be remade (see below)
The completed frame fitted, the next stage will be to fit the various brackets for the canopy tubes.
Where possible every original detail is reused, here the "Emergency Door Release" plate has been renovated See left and right.
The all important Bell Aircraft Factory Data Tag
Cockpit roll over cage, trial fitting of repaired original side skin.
An original pilots seat was sourced from the US, here a set of new seat brackets have been remade.
The Wings Museum is
keen to hear from any individuals with
experience in Sheet Metal .
If you would like to be involved in
this worth while project then please
contact Daniel Hunt via e-mail on email@example.com please include a brief background on