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Paul L
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Cockpit Panelling – Part 3
There was just one small job to do before the panels were finally fitted.

As I had found a small amount of gas sloshing around inside the float from the fuel gauge sender.
( When I was checking my fuelling problem. )



I ordered and fitted this new replacement float.



Before added a lick of paint to the area between the cockpit wall and the gas tank.



In order to fix the panels in place I had to use three different bits for my drill.



One to drill the hole in the alloy, one to drill a pilot hole in the plywood wall & one to fix the screw in place.

At some points, I was having to fix one screw at a time using all three bits as I hammered the panels before fitting.

So, I’ll spare you the highly repetitive nature of this work and cut to the chase…

I have extra screws matching the ones used on the rear wall access panel "somewhere", but can’t find them.

Rather than waste any time now, I simply 'borrowed' four from the rear panel to fit the side mirror bolt covers.





Which left some gaps in the rear panel that I will fix in the next few days when I track down the missing screws.

However, you can still get a pretty good idea of how it will look in the end.



Plus, here are the side panels.





Finally, some wider-angle shots.





I must confess that this has worked out much better than I ever could have expected.
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