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