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New glass & interior in great plane

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Feb 10, 2011
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Well I could not stand it any longer since no one has posted here since Sept 2010. We just got 1962 Comanche 180 back from Clifton Aero, Clifton, TX with new 1 piece windshield and new tinted side glass from Great Lakes Aero with new interior with soundproofing and it is great. Clifton Aero did windows and soundproofing, moved compass up the old center post which was cut off, added small OAT probe to outside wall below inst panel to replace the big old OAT sticking out old windshield, OAT is connected to UBG-16, fixed air duct hoses that had been kinked or broken for years and now we get good airflow in upper vents, recovered the glare shield and repaired side air vent that would not stay closed. Working in conjunction with Clifton Areo was Ed, owner of Flight Seating of Weatherford, TX who did upholstery / headliner work and rebuilt the old seats. Seats and side panels are in red fabric which had to get from Scotland. The detail work is great, seats are great. We have had plane for 27 years and the red terrycloth, 1962 vintage, was drooping like an old mans BVDs. Really happy with the great looks, really reduced the noise level and it is like a new plane. It is based at TPL and we did first flight to T82 Sunday for lunch, saw a lot of nice acft there as it was a nice day, Hatz Biplane, spotless J-3, lot RVs etc. What a great country we live in that we have the freedom to have planes and go to lunch in a great Piper Comanche to see other planes.

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