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My Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Rebuild Diary 2007.

05/07-December-2007. My inspector Barry came over to inspect the centre section I rebuilt, the control surfaces I recovered and the wing spars. When I purchased my Great Lakes I knew some of the wing spars were not in great condition. We identified a number of cracks in the upper left spar.

Here is the progress:

Barry my inspector doing some paperwork.
This is the L/H Upper wing rear spar. There are cracks between the holes and to the end of the spar.
Spar end cracks.
We discussed possible repairs rather than replace the spar. One idea was to replace the spar end bracked with one that fitted further along the spar with more bolts. However this would require approval from the PFA and I decided it would take longer to get the approval than it would to replace the spar.
Starting to strip down the wing to remove the rear spar.
I removed the final rib.
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