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Date:  8-3-2005
Number of Hours:  40.00
Manual Reference:  Sec10
Brief Description:  Finish gear leg fairings and wheel pants

How I Installed my Wheel Fairings

1. I leveled my bench top in both directions; I bolted the engine mount gear leg assy. to the top of the bench with the gear legs in a down attitude.
2. Prepared gear legs and stiffeners per Van's builder manual
3. I placed a plumb bob line over the edge of the gear leg at the upper and lower ends of the stiffener location. I used a drop of super glue to keep them in location. Measure the diameter of the gear leg at the plumb bob line location, (Half of the diameter is the center line of the gear leg at that location.) Attach the stiffener to the rear of gear leg with Bondo between the plumb bob lines. I measured from the plumb bob lines to the center line of the stiffener to locate it vertically. This distance is half of the diameter.
4. Wrap with fiberglass per builder manual
5. Install tires, brakes, brackets, brake lines per builder manual
6. Tape the 1"spacer on the tire. Locate the rear fairing from the bottom up over the inner and the outer brackets. Center it over the tire and clamp it to the brackets. With a long level check the distance from the bottom of tire (the vertical line) to the most aft lower corner of the fairing. My dimension was 8 5/8" from the vertical. When I was satisfied with the location of the fairing I drilled and cleco it to the outer bracket only. I checked the dimension from the top of the fairing to the most aft upper corner the fairing.
7. Remove wheel and tire assy. Pre drill the inner fairing bracket with a #30 drill for the mounting screws
8. Install wheel nut and outer bracket. Install cotter pin at the correct location for the nut, cleco the fairing on the outer bracket. Clamp the fairing to the inner bracket Check location from the top of the fairing to the most aft upper corner the fairing. Drape a line with a plumb bob on each end over the upper edge of the fairing at about the center line of the axle. Measure the distance from the plumb bob lines to the aft tip of the fairing. Adjust by loosening the clamps o
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