Aircraft sheet metal repair

Specializing in minor and major sheet metal repairs to Cessna 180 and Cessna 185 aircraft. Repairing control surfaces to major gearbox repairs as well as STC modifications or service bulletins. 

Tail problems

We took the tail off to give this 180 a good look and opened up a can of worms.

170 horizontal rebuild

Sometime we find things that we wish we had not. Corrosion control and more.

180 Horizontal skin replacement

This is no easy job and can take an easy 35 hours of labor, but in the end it is as good as new. Horizontals can get a lot of beating and after 60 years they can look it to.

Wing tip repair

This wing is off a 175 converted to a tail wheel and then given a horse power up grade with a Franklin 220, add 185 gear and a new panel and you have a real ramp pleaser.

Wing tip repair

Cessna 182E nose gear repair

This is a common repair when a 182 leaves the runway for one reason or another.

Old cowling

it is rare to see a cowling without some sort of repair and the older the plane the more patches.

Seat rails in a 170

This is easy to do when the floors are out and when you do all four it really looks nice.

Taylorcraft cowl

Building a cowl for a BC12D with a 100 hp O200.

AD 2020-18-01 this is an inspection of the lower door post for cracks on 182

We traveled out of town to do this repair after cracks were found on the lower door post. We used a AMOC provided by Hutch Aviation, it is apparently an exact copy of the Cessna kit and we installed using the Cessna kit instructions SK-115.

Cowl louver

Installation of the famous cowl louvers.

QMI horizontal attachment reinforcement

Installation of the QMI tail reinforcement 

Sea plane bushings

I hate those rubber fire wall bushings..

Cessna Cardinal spar replacement

Everyone must know by now the SB and AD on the Cessna 210 and the SB on the carry through spar well here I am neck deep in replacing a Cardinal spar.

Cessna 180 baggage door and more

- Removing a camera hatch in my 1953 Cessna 180 and installing a baggage door.

Cessna 170B wing repair

This wing hit a duck, most of the time we will pound out the dent and add the Sportsman cuff, spend just as much and you will get better performance but seeing how I inherited the job it was a little to late for that.

Mooney wing tip

The owner dented his tip after only an hour in the plane, just bought it, engine quit, landed on a road and all he got was a ding in the wing tip. 

Door handle replacement

How many time have you gone to open your door and the spring is broke, or the handle brakes?  This is an option to looking for old parts on eBay.

Fuselage repair

Sometimes you have to start with the bare basics.

Beech Sundowner baggage door

- B19 same as B23
This Beech is a B19, very much like a Sundowner, same airframe less a few windows and a baggage door so my customer wanted a baggage door so he got the parts from a junk yard and handed them to me in a bag. It turned out not to be to bad, I considered this or be a minor alteration because of the identical structure of the later models of Sundowners with the baggage door.

170 Baggage door

Installation of a baggage door in a Cessna 170


- Floor viewing window for swing loads
Airbus AS350 A Star installation of vertical viewing window.

Horizontal tip replacement

Replaced both left and right horizontal tips with Mc Farlane tips using 8 32 screws in place of rivets.

Wing rebuild

Cessna 170, 180, 185 and others..............................

Cessna 182

Replacing a spar carry through because of corrision