Avstar Aircraft of Washington, Inc.

10415 172nd St. E., Hangar A1
Puyallup, WA  98374
office (253)770-9964
or (253)770-0120
email:  avstarair@att.net

This time we install a Beryl D'Shannon speed-sloped windshield and spruce up the panel a bit in a J35.

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Windshield and glareshield removed for replacement

Aircraft has arrived, the two-piece windshield and old glareshield have been removed.
 
Instrument panel prior to clean up

The instruments are removed in preparation of the panel clean up. Years of instrument changes left many unsightly holes.
 
Instrument panel layout

The new instrument layout made, holes filled as required (you really don't expect me to tell you how…), new glareshield fillers in place, all painted to match interior. The new defroster installation is also shown.
 
Windshield being installed

The new windshield is unmasked and inspected. As is usually the case, the glass is in great shape. It is then re-masked and fit. After all the fitting, drilling, over-sizing, and chamfering of the holes, it is set aside.
 
Instruments and avionics reinstalled after panel clean up

All the instruments and avionics are reinstalled, wiring and plumbing replaced as required.
 
D'Shannon windshield installed and panel cleaned up

New windshield is installed and secured per BDS instructions. After the new glareshield and compass were installed, the compass was checked for proper compensation. The owners were impressed with the installation, and agreed it definitely is a speed -sloped conversion!