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#415537 - 10/07/21 09:53 AM Aircraft Interior Upholstery
Tombrady Offline
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Registered: 05/30/19
Posts: 3
Loc: NC
I have owners a 172 for three years now and have been updating and bringing back to life while getting my PPL./So far very bumpy, but tons of lessons/learned. I am now at the point where I have my headliner down and am wiring in new wingtips with avionics wingtip ADS-B in and out LED wingtip mounted beacons. I have also ripped out all interiors upholstery. i have been waiting over 2 months for Upholstery to be completed. I have a 1963 Cessna 172C. While I have this striped bare on the inside any recommendations as to things I should look to replace while I have access? Also would like any input on taking my plane 2 shares un her to help with maintenance and to have company and a couple opinions other than mine when problems arrive. Any thoughts on some or all of these would be greatly appreciated. I am a 37 year old Army vet currently in 2 year commercial pilot who program at Communitty College. I have done everything up to this point very unorthodox. Thank you in advance for any questions.

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#415546 - 10/07/21 02:43 PM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: Tombrady]
Shannon Offline
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Registered: 03/31/15
Posts: 38
Loc: ND
Replace the 2 short rubber fuel lines that connect the hard fuel lines to the wing tanks.

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#415547 - 10/07/21 03:08 PM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: Shannon]
Challenger1 Online   sad
Platinum Pilot

Registered: 03/23/16
Posts: 3136
Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Shannon
Replace the 2 short rubber fuel lines that connect the hard fuel lines to the wing tanks.


For sure.

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#415558 - 10/07/21 11:40 PM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: Challenger1]
skyhawk3 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/11
Posts: 974
Loc: Vancouver BC
They are vent lines - but replace them the same

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#415586 - 10/08/21 07:44 PM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: skyhawk3]
magman Offline
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Registered: 10/11/12
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Loc: buffalo NY
Type of shoulder harness.

some brands require drilling spar carry thru.

Consider close inspection of carry thru for corrosion at this tim

If I read you correct you are considering partner?

WRITTEN pre-nup essential in my book.

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#415588 - 10/08/21 11:56 PM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: magman]
Underdog Offline
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Registered: 10/27/12
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Loc: OR
Two rubber connections on older airplanes, six on newer. Not sure at which model the updated fuel lines were added.
If you have to cut them, make sure you lay the razor so that you cut parallel to the line to avoid nicking the soft aluminum fuel/vent lines.


Edited by Underdog (10/08/21 11:58 PM)

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#415610 - 10/09/21 04:25 PM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: skyhawk3]
Challenger1 Online   sad
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Registered: 03/23/16
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Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio
Originally Posted By: skyhawk3
They are vent lines - but replace them the same


The 2 on the sides are full of fuel at the same level the fuel is in the tank. So when the tank is half full or more they are holding fuel.

Mil 6000 is the hose to use, IMO.


Edited by Challenger1 (10/09/21 04:31 PM)

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#415611 - 10/09/21 04:29 PM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: Tombrady]
Challenger1 Online   sad
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Registered: 03/23/16
Posts: 3136
Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio
Does your plane have rear seat air vents?

If so I would give the sceet hoses a good look and cleaning/replacement.

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#415612 - 10/09/21 04:36 PM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: Shannon]
Challenger1 Online   sad
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Registered: 03/23/16
Posts: 3136
Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Shannon
Replace the 2 short rubber fuel lines that connect the hard fuel lines to the wing tanks.



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#415620 - 10/09/21 08:40 PM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: Challenger1]
propizza Online   content
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Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 416
Loc: Punta Gorda Fl
The hose is Cessna Part No. R221486, don't think mil 6000 is the same thing. Also there is a sb or ad for some of that hose
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Punta Gorda, Fl
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#415626 - 10/10/21 06:07 AM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: propizza]
skyhawk3 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/11
Posts: 974
Loc: Vancouver BC
Quote:
The 2 on the sides are full of fuel at the same level the fuel is in the tank. So when the tank is half full or more they are holding fuel.


The OP stated he has a 1963 172C which is the same as my A. There are only 2 rubber lines and they connect the interconnecting vent line to the tanks. The fuel feed line is a separate, isolated line with no rubber. It is a hard line from the tank to the selector.

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Edited by skyhawk3 (10/10/21 06:09 AM)

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#415726 - 10/13/21 04:13 PM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: skyhawk3]
Challenger1 Online   sad
Platinum Pilot

Registered: 03/23/16
Posts: 3136
Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio
Good to know for the OP.

That is looking like a better than new 172!!

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#415740 - 10/14/21 03:08 AM Re: Aircraft Interior Upholstery [Re: Challenger1]
skyhawk3 Offline
Silver Pilot

Registered: 05/07/11
Posts: 974
Loc: Vancouver BC
Thanks!
It practically is!

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