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Items to go along with Selkirk panels.
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About 2/3 through with the Selkirk panels.  So far, I only have invested maybe 15-18 hours.  Much of that has been removing the horribly installed old interior and the mess that others left underneath.  Also, I quickly realized that now is the time to install the new headliner so that will be a time diversion as well.  Narrowing the rear seat would have added 2-3 hours, but a friend of mine A&P is doing that as a favor.  He also completely refurbished my door latching mechanisms for me.  Wow, what a difference.

Some have commented on the weight of the Selkirk panels, all I can say is that they are a fraction of the weight of the fluffy-duffy interior that I'm taking out.

I am dreading replacing the firewall insulation, but perhaps it won't be as bad as I think.  Problem is that I hurt my back picking up a calf at the ranch the other day and squatting in that cabin is not good.  I may have to take a couple of weeks off to get well.

A couple of other comments.  A friend of mine in a hangar near mine has recently purchased a 180 with Selkirk panels.  Just looking at his has made the installation of mine easier.  If you don't have one to "look at", you should get someone to take a bunch of pics and point out the few "gotchas" that you may, uh will, encounter.

After doing an installation, if you started with a clean interior, ready for the Selkirks, I don't think it would take 20 hours to install.  When I finish, I'm going to post a list of "how to's".  The Selkirk's are a good product and make the airplane look almost new inside.

Jgreen
 
Yes, please share the part number from Aircraft Spruce. I want to replace mine as well. Thanks.

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On Mar 5, 2017, at 6:38 AM, pnb987pb (pnb987pb@me.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

What part did they suggest from Spruce?

Paul Brown

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On Mar 5, 2017, at 06:17, John Green (johnggreen@cableone.net) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

Jim,

Selkirk does not sell the firewall insulation.  They directed me to Airtex, but someone hereon sent me a part number for the right product from Aircraft Spruce which I purchased.  Not a big deal to cut and fit when I get the old crap out.

Jgreen
 
What part did they suggest from Spruce?

Paul Brown

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On Mar 5, 2017, at 06:17, John Green (johnggreen@cableone.net) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

Jim,

Selkirk does not sell the firewall insulation.  They directed me to Airtex, but someone hereon sent me a part number for the right product from Aircraft Spruce which I purchased.  Not a big deal to cut and fit when I get the old crap out.

Jgreen
 
Jim,

Selkirk does not sell the firewall insulation.  They directed me to Airtex, but someone hereon sent me a part number for the right product from Aircraft Spruce which I purchased.  Not a big deal to cut and fit when I get the old crap out.

Jgreen
 
airtex interiors made a firewall cover from my old one and the new one fit perfectly, but that has been a few years ago.
I would expect they still have the pattern.
 
Use the insulation kit that Selkirk sells.

Jim Hill
907-360-8646
Alaska

On Mar 1, 2017, at 07:20, John Green (johnggreen@cableone.net) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

Forgive the separate thread, but I need some answers and don't want my questions to get buried in my Selkirk thread.

As I strip out the old interior and insulation, I'm finding lots of items that need replacing.  i purchased Selkirk's pre-cut insulation panels, but the insulation on the cabin side of the firewall needs replacing as well.  Being on the back side of the engine, is there any special requirement here.  What insulation would be the best option?

Jgreen
 
Hi John,
Aircraft Spruce:

Part # 09-27400 insulator sheets.  can buy by the foot or 4x6 sheet. They have these sheets, with different part number, sold by the foot too.  http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/insulator3.php?clickkey=144756

Sounds like the project is going well.  Good luck.  Wish I had your mechanical ability.  May have to learn quickly with the C195 I'm waiting on to get home.

 
Forgive the separate thread, but I need some answers and don't want my questions to get buried in my Selkirk thread.

As I strip out the old interior and insulation, I'm finding lots of items that need replacing.  i purchased Selkirk's pre-cut insulation panels, but the insulation on the cabin side of the firewall needs replacing as well.  Being on the back side of the engine, is there any special requirement here.  What insulation would be the best option?

Jgreen
 
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