I have really liked the patrol door look and since I had an extra set of doors I thought what the heck!

Example of patrol doors

There are two types of doors, framed and stamped, N97954 originally had the framed doors, but the parts I bought in OK had Stamped.

Framed on Left, Stamped on right

So I cut the cut the bottom panel out, then sanded the doors down and then some light body work.

I should have done this first, but I did a dry fit and the fit very well.

I did have to add some small body work as the doors were a little beat up over 70 some years.

Next will be ordering the dark tint plexiglass. The bottom will be held in with a seal on each side of the glass, and use of backing strips and hardware.

The upper window was originally a two piece window that slid, but I’m going with a one piece window and a Piper like flap window

Categories: Fuselage

Will Ware

Will Ware

I live in Rockwall Texas and I’m rebuilding a 108-1. I’m a Captain at Southwest Airlines but I LUV taildraggers.

1 Comment

Don Ganschow

Don Ganschow · April 16, 2020 at 10:54 pm

I never knew the difference between the 2 doors. I only knew the older style had squared off inside corners of the window and the new style had curved inside corners of the windows.

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