Added sub panle micro to fill pin holes.
Bonded then riveted hinge and hinge seal to canopy frame.
Bonded left and right frame stiffeners to canopy frame.
Took a lot of time to get the frame tight against the fuselage.
Strapped baggage door to fuselage for riveting.
Match drilled canopy hinge to right cockpit rail.
Trusty angle drill with extension worked well for match drilling through upper longeron with tight access under railing.
Fabricated and match drilled an .025″ shim to go uderneath hinge to prevent paint scraping.
Marked and drilled outter canopy hinge for 3/32nd rivets. Riveted last of the left forward skin rivets.
Installed AN brake line reducers.
Reamed remaining gearbox rivets to 1/8″ for CR3214’s. Fabricated cabin heat bracket and support angle.
Marked baggage rib and firewall angle for baggage door strut mount.
Positioned canopy frame on fuselage.
Reamed skins and longerons then installed cherrymax CR3214-4-4 reduced heads to skins between gearboxes. Had to use a few turns of my countersink to get the heads to seat nice and flush.
Cut forward vent support angle and match drilled to vent bracket. Primed vent tube bracket.
Prosealed forward side skins to firewall flange. Installed fuel filter bracket nut plates.
Fabricated cockpit vent tube bracket and eyeball vent mount.
Riveted stainless plug to firewall. The prepunched location I will not be using since the firewall passthroughs flange is too wide to fit.
Painted nonskid to upper forward skin. Spot primed forward section and rudder pedal nicks. Attached eyebolts to forward rudder cable assemblies. Torqued fuel pump flex line fittings.
Finished map lights wiring installation.