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Zenith 750 Cruzer Here it is! Freshly removed from the plane. It was very difficult to remove. Me and Len used old hotel room keys (I've saved about 500 of them for fiberglass work) to get between the fairing and the aluminum. We really had to pry it off.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Did lots of damage to the bondo work trying to remove the fairing.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer All of this tape and bondo get removed anyway so the damage does not matter.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Tape and bondo removed. There's still some tape residue that needs removed.

Notice the L angles that secure the forward skin. Behind these two, there is a third L mounted on the INSIDE of the vertical stab.

You can see the four rivets.

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Each side has three "L" brackets that secure the forward part of the vertical stab. Shown here are two, there's another longer one further back not shown in this pic.

Notice the holes are dimples and will be flush riveted as to not have rivets bumping out in the fiberglass.

Also can you see that the two L's are very slightly bent, or curved, to fit the curve of the vertical stab?

In order to curve them, you will need to cut a V in the bottom as shown here.

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer With the background light shining through the fairing, you can see the L brackets.

The longer one aft of these is not installed in the photo.

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer The fairing is very rough trimmed to shape. This was all cut with sheers and now I will use a Dremel with a sanding drum to clean up the edges.

After I refit it to the plane, I can determine exactly where I want to trim it and start making the final trims.

I have a feeling this will get taken on and off a thousands times as I do the finishing work on it!

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer The fit is perfect! Still needs lots of trimming though.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer I can still trim another 1/4" or so from the top and bottom.
   
 mZenith 750 Cruzer I think the bottom will get trimmed to be even with the top of the side skin.
   

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