I went down to Ray's house this morning and put in a,few hours of rat pi$$ removal first degreaser then off to the car wash it was 40 degrees and windy at least it kept the smell down then about 3 hours of sos scrub pad work it will clean up but hopefully it will be warmer next time my hands froze
Ray,,,, using steel like that makes me think of one thing..This must have been a prototype that wondered away after the short production was cancelled. You know,,,hey boss..that one preproduction meteor out back..Are you guys going to use that ? Nah.. Can I take it home ? Well go ahead,,don't forget to change out those steel mounts we temporarily installed !! Sure thing...boss.
Once we have it emptied out and cleaned up it will go up on it’s side so the work is in front of you where you can stand up and work.
The stringers are pretty bad, broken up in places, cut up in others, some corrosion, and actually a bad job of modifying them to install the inboard motor. They used steel plates and steel fasteners to mount the big wood wedge shaped motor mounts to the stringers. Once it’s all apart the worst of the work of replacing the stringers is nearly done and it’s just so great to have fresh new stringers to build back on that it’s probably actually a time saver in the long run. And this job is a long run!