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Let the Rescue Begin!

I recently purchased a 1955 Piper Tri-Pacer that was headed for the scrap pile.  It sat unloved for almost thirty years in the back of a hangar. It was covered in dirt and had mouse holes in the headliner.

Can it be saved?  I am not sure just yet.  The air frame on this aircraft are tube and fabric,  They are prone to rust and corrosion.  The engine is a Lycoming O320 with about 900 hours on it.  It has not run in a long time there is great concern about corrosion inside the engine.

Soon we will open it up and start inspections.

Piper Tri-Pacer N1741P

Piper Tri-Pacer N1741P