Monthly Archives: May 2013

Some Basics About Aluminum

Much of the aluminum structure used on the Boeing Model 75 aircraft was protected from corrosion by an electroplating process called anodizing. This process produced a hard surface that withstood attacks of corrosion that would normally occur on bare aluminum. Surface corrosion can appear as oxidized film that will eventually [...]

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Fabricating a Baggage Compartment

I may win the yet to be offered award for the world's slowest restoration – 75-003 and I have been together for nearly seventeen years. The contingencies of life have intervened to stretch out what I thought at first would be about a 5 year restoration. Apart from thoroughly enjoying [...]

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Wartime Memories From My Youth

I was 5-years old when World War II began, however I have some lasting memories of that time. Talk of war was always on everyone’s mind, and we were glued to the radio every night listening to Gabriel Heater and Walter Winchell telling us the latest news about the war. [...]

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