New England Air Museum
P-51D Racer Restoration Diary
Monthly Updates by Restoration Crew Chief, Pete McConnell


The engine frame and firewall were removed from the fuselage and the cockpit stripped of all internal components. The firewall and engine frame were mounted to the newly fabricated engine frame stand. Now having access to the cockpit area attention turned to its restoration. The inside cockpit surfaces were restored to original NAA factory paint green color.

- 2013 -
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- 2014 -
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Meet the P-51D restoration crew