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I did several fibreglass work sessions this week, first to repair the damaged cowling, and then to modify the transition piece so there would be clearance to the baffles.

Here we see the problematic transition piece, as removed from the aircraft.

I cut off the corner that hits the baffles.

I used modelling clay as a mold.

Several layers of fibreglass were used for the replacement corner.

Here is the piece before adding filler to smooth the new part. The modified piece is about an inch narrow than the original part.

I hope to get to the hangar some evening this week to put it all back together.

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