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Old 1 April 2015, 08:53 AM   #1
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Thomas Restoration & Manufacturing LLC

Thomas Restoration & Manufacturing LLC
970 Clarkson-Parma Townline Rd
Hilton, NY 14468
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Vet Thomas

Available for manufacturing or restoring anywhere from a single part up to a complete aircraft. Working in wood, metal, and fabric. Tooling and fixture design, CAD/Cam services, and machining.

Samples of his work include:
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More of Vet's work ...

Mahogany Instrument Panel



Miscellaneous

Jigs to make Pullies and guides


Brass cable guides for a Fokker aircraft ....


the brass hardware for the compass mounts ...


Vet is currently helping me with my Fokker DVII project.
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Old 1 April 2015, 08:54 AM   #3
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Vet is currently working on ...

the correcting magnets for the compass ...


Landing gear hardware for the Fokker aircraft ...


the Auxilary thottles for the control column on the Fokkers & Albotross.


if anyone is interested in these or other pieces, contact Vet ...
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Old 1 April 2015, 09:47 AM   #4
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Welded Frame

Thomas Restoration & Manufacturing LLC is now offering finished or tack welded components to give you a head start on building your replica. We can fabricate, fuselages, tail surfaces, and landing gear. Parts can be made using either 4130 aircraft grade steel, or more original metric steels.

Built to your drawings and specifications, then finished welded by a well known EAA welding instructor Earl Luce.

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Earl has many years experience in building tube and rag homebuilts.

Contact me, Vet Thomas, by PM, and we can discuss your needs.
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Making Anemometers

Vet is currently re-manufacturing and repairing Morrell Anemomenters


see his work here: http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=60092
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Fokker Throttle parts

Vet has made a bunch of Fokker DVII throttle parts that are available to anyone who might be building a Fokker reproduction.



You can read about it here: http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/sh...light=throttle

He has also made some Aux throttles that go on the control column.


You can read more about it here: http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/sh...light=throttle

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A&P 121 tubing

Vet has also produced some A&P 121 tubing if you need some.

you can read more about it here
http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/sh...ghlight=tubing

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Maximall Fuel Gauges

Vet has also made some Maximall Fuel Gauges that are used on the Fokker DVII.


You can read more about them here: http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/sh...ht=Fuel+gauges
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Sheet metal forming skills

Vet also made the brass fuel tank for my Fokker DVII.


The sumps in the bottom of the tank are spun from sheet brass.

Vet machined all the NPT fittings, and other fittings like the filler caps.


As well a machined the fitting for the fuel gauge opening.


You can read more about it here:
http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/sh...highlight=tank

And here: http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/sh...=tank&page=210
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Recent repair of a British Clift Airspeed. Instrument repair shop had replaced the broken glass and bezel with one from a old ship gauge.



When I removed the bezel it weighed as much as the entire gauge! Made a new bezel from aluminum, copied from an original gauge I was loaned.



A slight difference between the two bezels.



Finished, and now weighs about half what it did with the brass bezel.

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