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28th Sep 2003, 21:46
I am currently working on restoring an F-105 Thunderchief for static display. One of the biggest problems we have right now is figuring out how to hang the flaps on the wings. After a lot of soulsearching we are not close to a solution, but it may look like the wing needs to come off. Anyone out there with any 105 experience who can shed some light on the problem.
We are also looking for the front instrument panel, side panels are complete, but the front panel has been completely destroyed by the Air Force on decomission...

Any help appreciated

30th Sep 2003, 04:39
I presume you've tried the manuals? See here (http://www.sicuroengineering.com/O_manual/manual/republic/105.htm) or here (http://www.aerotecdata.com/library.html).

30th Sep 2003, 06:36
Dunno if this will help at all, but Castle Air force museum here in California has one on display, and they may be able to help you out.

2nd Oct 2003, 05:38
And another thought - PIMA museum (Davis Monthan) will likely have spares etc.....

2nd Oct 2003, 20:42
You could also try the IWM at Duxford - they have a 105 which they assembled on-site. Someone may remember how it was done.

Here's their e-mail address;

[email protected]

Best of luck!

4th Oct 2003, 00:47
You at Kissimmee T?


4th Oct 2003, 18:17
Thanks guys!

I'm working over at Space Coast Regonial, Titusville

4th Oct 2003, 20:10
Oh, right. Thought they had one at Kissimmee, it's an F104!!