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Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update Feb 26, 2022
« on: February 27, 2022, 11:16:18 am »


Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update

Update by Les Beckman
Feb 26, 2022



The square fuel tank for DS-50 along with the air tanks, were moved inside the Shop as can be seen in the 1st photo.





After the air tanks were taken off the fuel tank, Mark Belmonte, Kevin Kennedy and Jason Jordan (left to right), are shown in the second photo, starting to scrape off the old dried oil.  This is a job that was worked on all day, with Kevin also using a needle scaler and also a grinding wheel at times, in an effort to get this dried mess removed.  The tank looks much better now, but there still is more "'gook" to go!





A lot more material was cut off from the destroyed cab today.  In the 3rd photo (taken from above), Todd Flanigan is shown making a cut in the area next to the step leading into the cab of the DS-50.




In the 4th shot, John Melnik uses a shop vac to clean up rust and other debris from the steel floor of the unit.




As the museum gets closer to removing the last of the destroyed cab of the DS-50, the lines where the cut will be made can be seen in the final photo.




Much more still to do, but we're getting there!

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Re: Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update Feb 26, 2022
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2022, 04:45:14 pm »
Thank you Rick for sharing the update!

Chuck Stewart

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Re: Monon DS-50 Restoration Work Update Feb 26, 2022
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2022, 06:31:24 am »
Yes…enjoying the updates…thank you!