Just a quick update since it has been ages since I last posted. After the long cold winter I’m quite ready for the weather to turn warmer. It’s been a long journey with this boat but I may be getting close to the end.
I got my rear seat back from my upholstery expert (who is also my cousin) on Monday. It looks great, just as do all the other seats. He now has the dog box and the bench part of the observer’s seat to finish up his work. I’ve begun to tear apart all the pieces that need to be carpeted with the new carpet. I’m starting with the rear set bench. I was a little surprised that the bench is actually a bunch of small pieces all screwed together to make the whole. In the end I think this will be relatively easy as it looks like very little glue and many staples. Staples are easy and quick. I’ll post some photos when everything is done. Here are some shots of the work in progress. These are just a few more examples of the hundreds of photos I’ve taken of everything in this boat to remind me how things were situated, attached, or were just plain interesting. I don’t know how cars/boats/airplanes/anything mechanical was restored before we had digital cameras.