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History of Buffalo 85
Assembly and Painting
RESTORATION - Fuselage Repair
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Acquire Wheel Well
During the July 2003 Canada Day weekend, the Buffalo crew went to a wrecking yard in Newmarket. The yard is the site of Buffalo #1. The purpose of this trip was to salvage the nose gear wheel well (aka "The Doghouse") from the hulk to use in our Buffalo.
Following installation of the wheel well from Buffalo CN 1 (the Newmarket Buffalo), the team worked on reinforcing the nose (adding stringers and ribs) and building the cockpit floor. All work is carried out based on the assumption that the Buffalo will never fly again (barring any Hurricane force winds at the museum).
While much of the effort has focused on exterior restoration, work has also been on-going to restore the interior. When the Buffalo was delivered to CWHM, the instruments were shipped in a separate box. These intruments have now been installed as shown in the following pictures. The cockpit floor has also been re-built after installation of the new nose gear wheel well.
Before and after pictures of the cockpit.
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