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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    When I got the call from Joe to help out on this Joe I almost cried.
    I have a personal interest in this plane and General William Lyon.
    He is one of the greatest Americans I've had the pleasure of knowing.
    I would have done this job for free because of Mr. Lyon & Mr. Fernandez.
    I enjoyed every pain!

    This plane is dedicated to all the young men who died and flew these planes, we salute you!



    Here's my pics

    First day






    I found the "easiest" job, JK, none of this was easy!
















    Final polishing instructions







    Last day, almost finished



    I made this section shine! Although having that gun pointed at my head was disturbing!



    Don't forget, someone has to wash the towels!



    Here's the pad washing station





    Lot's of wool left over, anyone want to make a sweater?


    Here's the inside. Who butt is that?










    Bombardiers section in the nose






    To bad the guns were fakes! I wanted to fly to Camp Pendleton and fire off a few thousands of rounds


    Again THANKS JOE for including me!!!

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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    Mario, Thanks for you hard work, washing of the rags and for the additional pics!

    I enjoyed seeing the same story through other eyes.

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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    Quote Originally Posted by reparebrise View Post
    In short, It took 12 polishers, 1 pad washer(that's all he had time to do) 2 supervisors, 86 pounds of polish, 180 wool pads,6 cases of energy drinks, a combination of Dewalt, and Chinese buffers(the light ones are great for under the wings) and 5 days to bring it back to better than it's original shine. Pads were made for us by Lake country, some of the polish was Rolite, the rest was custom made for us.
    If any of you are wondering who the heck this guy is, dont feel bad I am wondering that also!!

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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    Actually he is Yvan, he and his wife Sylvie not only were an essential part of the B17 team, they also were part of the B25 project as well.


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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!



    Way to go, Mario. The Norton Bombsight is a classified secret! You just lost your security clearance!

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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    I love seeing details of this magnitude. Joe and the guys definitely earn my respect for not only the superb job but for their part in helping preserve history.

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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    Quote Originally Posted by Superior Shine View Post
    Mario, Thanks for you hard work, washing of the rags and for the additional pics!

    I enjoyed seeing the same story through other eyes.
    Oh thank god!
    I didn't want you to think I was hijacking your thread
    I just had to share these pics and my personal experience with you and the Fudd

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    Way to go, Mario. The Norton Bombsight is a classified secret! You just lost your security clearance!

    I hate it when I do that
    Last edited by Andy M.; Apr 16th, 2009 at 04:07 AM. Reason: removed implied inappropriate language

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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    Here it is, couldn't find this pic. It was on my phone.It was so unnerving looking out the corner of your eye and seeing this!Then I just thought Joe gave me this section to keep me in line!


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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    Mario

    Great Pics, but the close up of my face may cause some screens to shut down. You did get a rare pic, one of me working, I spent the week making sure Joe was occupied and not worrying, and making sure everyone was moving slowly enough (the slower you move the faster you work)

    Your cleaning of the towels was greatly appreciated, and it would have been nice to know you would have done it for free before Joe paid you(lol).

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    Re: The Generals B17 Bomber, "FUDDY DUDDY" polished perfect!

    outstanding work to put it lightly!
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