My 1946 Luscombe 8A

Complete Restoration



In It's Original State



Original Upholstery



Torn Apart and Beginning Polishing



Paint and Scheme to Original Specs



Fitting and Drilling the Panel



Painting and Installing the Panel



Rebuilding the Gear and Brakes



Engine Overhaul and Installation



Fitting the New Cowling



Fabricating the Horizontal Stabilizer in the Jig



Floor Boards, Firewall, Sticks, and Baggage Compartment



Building and Installing the New Interior



Finishing Touches on the Interior.  Built in Original Style.



Finishing the Paint Work



Finished and Ready to Go


Winner Best 8A

Annual Gathering of Luscombes

Columbia, California

May 2008