PreOwned GJ Delta L1011 issues
I just received a Delta L1011-500 from a popular collection sale that arrived with some flaws. The biggest issue is a bent stabilizer. it also has one wheel set replaced that has white hubs rather than silver like the rest, the wings have tarnishing, #3 engine was off and cowling got scratched bouncing around during shipping, one red beacon that was glued back on sloppy and a paint chip in the cockpit window.
Since these models are sold "as-is", i would at least like to try and straighten the bent stabilizer and either locate a pair of silver wheels or paint them. I already white glued the engine back on. Has anyone ever attempted to straighten a wing?
I was thinking of placing two pieces of 1/4" thick Aluminum bars (with a protective layer on them) on the top and bottom sides of the stabilizer and tighten with a C clamp.... or am i taking a chance of it snapping in half? at first, i thought it had zinc rot, but the finish is smooth with no noticeable flaws.
Last edited by DC8-dude; 08-25-2018 at 08:26 AM.