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Old 06-27-2022, 03:04 PM
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Exclamation Capable Shop for Major Repair needed

Hello fellow Van's flyers:

my RV12 (SLSA) has gear damage and I am looking for a capable shop to carry out this repair:

Van's recommendation is to replace the F-1204D bulkhead located behind the main landing gear attachment point, which has been badly damaged on the right side. Also, the large U channel shall be replaced as well. This undertaking would require some good craftsmanship, RV building experience, and paint capabilities.

My shop in central Florida is overloaded with work and can not do this project. Could anybody recommend a shop that you have had good experience with?

Thanks a lot in advance
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Old 06-27-2022, 08:42 PM
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What happened?
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Old 06-27-2022, 08:54 PM
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Maybe.... Synergy Air - Newnan, GA
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Old 06-27-2022, 09:38 PM
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Beegles Aircraft Service in Greeley, CO. They are the best in the business and have a great reputation. I'm a happy customer from a rebuild they did on an old Piper Arrow wing several years ago.
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Old 06-28-2022, 08:33 AM
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I was going to recommend the folks at Lockwood Aviation in Sebring, but guessing that might already be the overloaded shop you mention.
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Old 06-28-2022, 09:54 PM
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Has Vans suggested any shops?
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Old 06-29-2022, 01:15 PM
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Great suggestions. Thank you Jim

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Old 06-29-2022, 01:16 PM
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thanks a lot Karl

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Indeed, yes.

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I was going to recommend the folks at Lockwood Aviation in Sebring, but guessing that might already be the overloaded shop you mention.
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My insurers wrote-off my RV12 following a broken noseleg landing. Thereís lots of labour for a major repair. Mine was damaged as far back as the F-1202 bulkhead (including that one). Is it all worth it? Iím rebuilding mine but had to wait 6 months for parts and the rebuild is more complex than the original build. Iím budgetting on 12 months elapsed build time, part-time admittedly, but I did build it originally so have all the tools, plans etc.

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