Ken Peck's Cessna 140

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This Cessna 140  project started as a wing recover and one thing led to another and before we knew it Mr. Ken Peck of Smithville, TX had a new 1946 Cessna.

The after picture of the instrument panel. Behind it is all new wiring . Got rid of the old fuse holders and installed circuit breakers. The paint is a Volkswagon color.

140 panel

We were able to get new yoke centers from Joy Warren, contact info from the Cessna 120-140.org site.

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The base color is Aerothane Rancho Silver and the trim color is a '96  Nissan pick up color. Both are metallics.

140 interior

Airtex wool headliner, dark tinted grey skylights and side windows are my personal preferences. I was told thru the grapevine Mr. Peck did not care for the dark tint on the side glass . He said it did not work for him night flying. I myself don't see much difference looking thru them at night. I guess next time I will clear it with the owner before I make this decission.

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Bulkheads removed, sheet metal cleaned up and ready for primer and reassembly with new bulkheads.

The finished product. The paint scheme is a mix  taken from several photo's .

Cessna 140
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The panel before the wrecking ball came in.  Or maybe after ?

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