Brief Description: Trimming Right Door and Forest of Tabs
45-05, Steps 10 & 11
Trim the window openings in the C-1002-R Door such that a 3/4 inch wide flange remains.
Trim the outside perimeter of the C-1002-R Door to within 1/8 inch of the molded-in scribe line except leave a small lab-out at the front and rear indexing holes.
Cleco the doors back onto the fuselage. Mark any areas of the door outside perimeter which require further trimming in order to fit to the fuselage. Small amounts of material are best removed with 80 to 100 grit sandpaper on a long (approximately 12 inches) sanding block.
I dutifully cut 1/8" outside the scribe line. After mounting the door, it appears to be about 3/16" too big. I guess I'll need to cut down to the scribe line next. I'm starting to understand why folks dread working on the doors.
It started raining (i was working in the driveway) so I had to stop working.
I then installed the forest of tabs on the firewall.