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Aviation Heritage => Restorations => Topic started by: k9851 on November 18, 2013, 10:24:21 PM



Title: Rebuild of Spitfire Mk1 K9851
Post by: k9851 on November 18, 2013, 10:24:21 PM
Hello

I am very slowly rebuilding Spitfire Mk1 K9851, I am trying utilise as much original parts from K9851 as I am able too along with as many original parts obtained from other spitfires, where an original part cannot be obtained then I am using newly manufactured parts using either patterns or original Supermarine drawings.
But its not just parts that rebuild an aircraft, I am also seeking any photographs of this aircraft whilst marked up as WZ-I whilst with 19 squadron or whilst with 7OTU/57 OTU, along with any photo-copies of pilots log books who flew her.
Have attached a photo of the trial fit together of frame 5.

Regards

John
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Title: Re: Rebuild of Spitfire Mk1 K9851
Post by: Sopwith on November 23, 2013, 08:21:47 PM
Well done John, looks good. Sorry I can't help with photos, please keep us updated with your progress. Thanks.


Title: Re: Rebuild of Spitfire Mk1 K9851
Post by: k9851 on November 25, 2013, 07:41:59 PM
Hello Sopwith,

Thank you for your kind comments, if you know of any parts requiring a good home I know of a very good one  ;D

Regards

John


Title: Re: Rebuild of Spitfire Mk1 K9851
Post by: Sopwith on April 21, 2015, 08:21:26 PM
Hello John, any update on your progress with K9851? Hope it's going ok.