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    Continuing on with the tank build. Another change the builder wanted was to alter the tank mounts. On the original Fokker tanks the mounting brackets are riveted an soldered to the tank. He decided to go with a more modern approach, straps. So I added some beads to the tank to locate and support the straps.





    Checking the fit of the bulkhead between the main and reserve portions of the tank.



    Preparing for riveting.



    More later.

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    The tank is assembled with brass rivets and all seams and rivets soldered inside and outside.





    Finished tank with original Albatross Fuel Gauge.









    If anyone is interested I will start a thread on the instruments currently under construction in the shop.

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    Still very interesting and nice to see the great workmanship, keep them coming please.

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    Absolutely beautiful work. Can you PM me pricing for the throttle quadrant?

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    Hi Ulpilot
    I have been looking here on this forum for the first time today and saw your pictures of the DVII parts that you've made.
    Pretty impressive to me!
    For not being a sheet metal worker i must say that you have lots of talent.
    I really like the tank you have made.
    I wonder what products you've used for closing the seams with tin(lead loading)fux?
    Best regards from the Netherlands

    Paul

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    WOW! As a restorer and owner of antiques thats all I can say.
    Jim Clark, Chairman National Biplane Fly In, www.nationalbiplaneflyin.com. Currently flying: 1929 Waco CSO, 1939 Waco EGC-8, 1946 Piper J-3, 1955 Piper PA22/20, 1956 Beech G35, 1984 Beech A36 & 2001 Vans RV9.
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    Hi Paul,

    I found a really good flux, name is "Ruby Fluid". Bought it from McMaster Carr. Standard tin/lead solder, though lead solder is getting rare here in the states. Did find a few pounds at a very old industrial supply outlet. The new "environmentally friendly" solder wouldn't stick at all!

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    Thanks, I need to find the time to post about my latest project.

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    Hi Ulpilot
    Thanks for your information about the flux you have used.
    I'll Have a look on Google to find it.
    Thank you.

    Best regards Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBailey View Post
    Absolutely beautiful work. Can you PM me pricing for the throttle quadrant?
    Very nice! I am interested in the quadrant kit as well. Please email info:

    samcbuchanan@gmail.com

    Thanks!
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