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    Homebuilt P-51D Mustang cockpit

    Mustang's are cool...right !!?

    Would anybody be interested if I started a thread on the build of my Mustang cockpit, where I went from this...

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    With a view to maybe getting some of you out there who either don't fly or have a passion for a particular Warbird, to maybe think about building a Cockpit yourself ?. I am not a qualified engineer / mechanic / welder / woodworker / riveter etc, but I can use a screwdriver (yes, even a left handed one ! :-) ) and a jigsaw and what I've created...anybody can do, trust me !

    She's been built in a 12 X 6 wooden shed !. I used two 'specialist' tools to make her...a rubber mallet to help on some bends (Rubber won't scratch the aluminum) and a vice mounted metal folder with a 2ft jaw capacity. Everything else was standard tools you've like a jigsaw, spanners and lots of swear words when things don't turn out the way you want them to :-)

    It's not expensive and at the end of the day, when y'all walk out to your garage / man-cave, and there taking pride of place is an instantly recognisable lump of a Warbird looking back at you, it's an awesome feeling with the added bonus that your neighbors / friends are more than likely entirely jealous to boot :-)
    Cheers

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geedee View Post
    Mustang's are cool...right !!?

    Would anybody be interested if I started a thread on the build of my Mustang cockpit....
    Damn...yes, please! Always wanted to do something like this, myself.

    Ron Wanttaja

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    First question: Is the panel a picture, or is it three dimensional?

    Ron Wanttaja

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    Ron

    Its a panel I picked up from E-bay from a guy in Aus. Its a repro but the instruments I've put in it are original !
    Cheers

    Gary

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    Yes, this is very cool!
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