It's official, as you can clearly see, Jon is agog at how everything is cleocing together. The assembly of the seat area necessatated the joining on the forward cabin floor and gear channel to the rear fuselage to firm up a couple of areas where angles are fabricated beneath the seats. While it was together we drilled the holes in the side extrusion to the rear fuselage side. Once the forward side skin and the gear channel was clecoed to the rear fuselage the center lines that we drew on the side extrusions were visible right down the center of the predrilled holes in the rear fuselage side skin. It will have all joining holes drilled to final size before removing the forward fuselage for installation of the firewall and the area between firewall and doors. We placed the cabin top weldment on just to verify all lined up, and it did.

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Comment by Gus Warren on February 12, 2009 at 4:42pm
The mating surfaces are primed with Duplicolor self etching primer jut before riveting.
Comment by Steve Phillabaum on February 12, 2009 at 4:18pm
Are you going to prime any of the aluminum?

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