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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Tailcone ready for final assembly
Today I was able to finish priming the entire structure of the tail cone. Next step is riveting it all together which is always the best part. I am a little nervous about the fit of the tail spring rod into the receiver when all is said and done, but I am sure with enough grease and pressure I can get it to fit in fine after assembly. The risk is the receiver gets riveted into the tail cone never to come out again long before you get a chance to test the final fit. I am pretty sure I will be OK though. For now I have primed and painted both the rod and receiver, so I am sure it will give a long useful life even though I didn't powder coat it.