All 7 Series Formers and Stringers Cliff's Notes?

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Hi all,

Have new formers and stringers but, since I didn't remove the old ones, I'm lacking forward visibility as to how they get attached. It looks like machines screws and nylocks where they bolt to the tabs but is there a gouge anyone can offer as to how the stringers are wired to the formers? Gauge of wire? Went looking in the projects area for photos but didn't enough to really map things out. Photos would be a huge plus!

Thanks in advance.
Bart
 

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@Bruce dropped a couple of helpful photos in @Cindy 's thread here https://champcitabriadecathlonforums.com/threads/79-decathlon-restoration.584/post-4711

@Chuck Schweiss also posted a few that will be helpful
 

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I used .025 SS safety wire to keep the stringers in the former grooves. It doesn't need to be much; once the covering is on and shrunk it hold the stringers in place by itself...
When I stripped the covering off the fuselage of my project the stringers were held to the formers with zip ties. 🙄

Chris
 

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I used .025 SS safety wire to keep the stringers in the former grooves. It doesn't need to be much; once the covering is on and shrunk it hold the stringers in place by itself...
When I stripped the covering off the fuselage of my project the stringers were held to the formers with zip ties. 🙄

Chris
thanks Chris, appreciate that. I've got safety wire on hand so that's good.
 

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Asked Dale at the factory for some photos and he obliged (as he always does :) ). Note the use of rivets to hold the formers to the frame, a nice little weight savings from the factory. Sorry no greenhouse photos @Bruce!

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Thanks to @Chuck Schweiss for these additional photos;
 

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Link to another one of Chuck's posts with more photos. (y)

 

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Lots of photos in this thread about installing headliners