Rare lightweight Airborne model window boxes....

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Adam in Wa
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Rare lightweight Airborne model window boxes....

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Just kidding; going to have to make four new ones.Image

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Re: Rare lightweight Airborne model window boxes....

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Better than some I've seen - you have all the structure and the captive fittings.

When you make the new ones, prime, paint, and seal them, then line the bottom with putty formed into a little channel to the drain point.
When you get to the drain hoses, the originals were too short and finished inside the double skin, so extend them a bit so anything that drains come out of the hose below the level of any sheet metal.

Of course if you live in a desert, just put those ones back ... :mrgreen:
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Re: Rare lightweight Airborne model window boxes....

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I know the drill well. I had to make four for my Carryall project as well.

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Worse was what was behind the window boxes. Nice stuff to hold the moisture and time release it for the ultimate in rust creation:

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Not too bad to form up some new ones. A little engineering to make the multiple bends for the sides and bottoms for me. One thing is is that I wish I would have used a thinner gauge sheet metal. I think I over killed on the thickness. Overall, the best part of this project was the excuse to get a metal brake:

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All back in now:

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Have fun!
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Re: Rare lightweight Airborne model window boxes....

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Nice work Zepher! And thanks Gordon for the suggestions. I will certainly incorporate your ideas.

I do not have a sheet metal brake, so my plan is to weld 1.75 channel together, tack in the window guides, and cover the open back with another piece of sheet metal. I found that 1.75 od, 16 gauge, square tubing has an id of 1.620; the original width of the window box channel is 1.625, so I will be giving up .005 thou. I will be cutting one wall out of the tubing to make the channel, and reusing the side brackets.

I will post some pics when I build them.