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Lower door for J-3


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Nov 26, 2007
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Hey guys,

Looking for used lower door for pre-war J-3. I thing any J-3 door will fit. I need one for 1938 J-3 "Miss Dairylea". Clyde Smith is doing some work on the fuselage and needs the upper and lower doors so he can fit them properly. Have the upper, need a good lower.
Let me know Thanks.



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Nov 8, 2006
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I have a lower door off of my '46. I'm quite sure that it is not an actual '46 door as my old fuse which I've replaced was not a '46 model fuse, in spite of the TC, and Data plate. I'm using the new Univair upper and lower that came with my proper new fuse. I've done a match to the old door with the new door though, and they are dimensionally correct, so I'm sure the old door should fit any J3.

The old lower door got some water in the bottom tube somewhere along the line that froze, and split a little seam about 1 inch long on the top of the tube. It doesn't appear that the tube is rusted or damaged otherwise. One of the "pull" rods that pulls the pin on one end of the door is gone. So, I'm sure it can be a nice functional door, but will require a weld, the new "Pull rod" bead blast, etc. If you can't find a better one, make me a low ball offer as you will have to do a bit of work on it. You will pay for shipping as well.

Let me know.

Harry Ames

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