Museum of the Marine Corps Restoration Shop Visit
Got a chance to visit the Museum of the Marine Corps Restoration Shop today. Pretty amazing what they are doing. They are currently on a 3 year project restoring an SBD3 rivet by rivet. The plane was pulled out of Lake Michigan in 1991, and is now in a million pieces getting a new lease on life. Despite a future of sitting in the museum, they do a full restoration.
Also got to see they future projects: F-4 Phantom #3, EF10, an early CH-53, and the Roebling WWII alligator prototype.
Their shop facilities had everything to rebuild anything, with a staff of just 8.
And if you thought Rovers had a lot of rivets, check out the bins of rivets that go to the SBD!
"The most unreliable car in the world is the most reliable car in the world." -Jeremy Clarkson refering to the Range Rover