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One of the Least Fun Jobs on a Grumman

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Wing off the Plane
Wing off the Plane
Wing opened up
Wing opened up
Sealing tools
Sealing tools
Cover Gasket for pressuring tank
Cover Gasket for pressuring tank
New vs. Old Fuel Sender Gaskets
New vs. Old Fuel Sender Gaskets
Various tools of scraping destruction
Various tools of scraping destruction
Cap for pressuring pank
Cap for pressuring tank (0.5 lbs/sq. in)
The infamous purple glue
BAD Purple Glue
Fuel stains auto fuel
Fuel stains (auto fuel)
Various sealant types
Various sealant types
Other sealing attempts
Other sealing attempts
Sealing on the outside!
Sealing on the outside!
Glass for mixing low adhesion
Glass for mixing low adhesion
Checking for leaks and bubbles
Bubbles show the leak
Weighing out the sealant
Weighing out the sealant
Adding the accelerator
Adding the accelerator
Mixed sealant ready to use (2 hour pot life)
Mixed sealant ready to use (2 hour pot life)
A corroded spar can still be used as a tool
A corroded spar can still be used as a tool
Standing the wing vertical to get all of the inboard rib at one time
Standing the wing vertical to get
all of the inboard rib at one time
Bottom of the wing with access open for sealing
Bottom of the wing with access open for sealing