The biggest issue I had to deal with was that my rear baggage side panels weren't drilled correctly. The holes along the top were off by about 1/4 hole.. So to keep moving forward I just enlarged the holes and used larger rivets that I already had. It doesn't look bad at all and since they were cherry-max rivets, it is definitely structurally sound, even stronger than the plans ask for.
There was so much work I don't even know where to start.. I trimmed the top of the rear baggage bulkhead so that it would fit, then I was able to measure out a 1 inch gap to the top skin.. This is different than what the plans say to do, but it makes it turn out very nice with a smooth contour that follows the skin nicely. Also on the bulkhead I created the seat belt wear blocks that allow the cable to slip through the bulkhead. These required lots of measuring and a bit of metal work. I need to finish the metal prep before I can rivet these wear blocks for good.
I also was able to initially install the static system in the rear fuse.. No pics of this for now since the bulkhead is in place, but I will have some future pictures where it is visible.
Finally, the rear baggage seats are final riveted. It really makes the plane look bigger and "finished" with these in place.. I also place the peddles in temporarily to see how cool they looked.. ;-) I can't wait to get to the seats and then for the first time sit in the plane with Bekah.. That should be in a couple weeks..
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