Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The main cabin aft hatch repairs and making new hatch runners

This photo shows the hatch being repaired as two of the four parts of its frame work had broken or had worn out after 70+ years of use. 
 
The cabin hatch runners are also in need of replacing as these have seen better days and are worn out especially the area where the hatch runs in runners. This was a problem as the hatch would not open before the hatch was hit the roof of the cabin causeing the hatch to lock up on the roof before opening fully.
 
The next job on the new runners will be to raise the runner position so that this does not happen again easily.
 
This photo is of the repairs to the hatch with a new beams made to replace the beams that were broken or worn out.
 This photo is of one of the new roof rails being shaped