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Be the first kid on your block to have a real airplane ejection seat with this ejection seat kit! :w00t: Not really, this is my T-33 seat disassembled and ready for bead blasting prior to repaint and reassembly.

Like my previous F-89 seat restoration and earlier post, I have the T-bird assignment history and am searching for unit patches. :think: I need the two inertia reels, shoulder harness and seat/man

separator webbing to complete this restoration. I have inertia reels lap belts and shoulder harness but not for this 1958 model seat. :thumbdown: I'm in the process of making dummy explosive initiators and rocket catapult.

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Looks great so far! Keep posting photos and updates as you can. I'm sure it will look as nice as your F-89 seat when you are done.

 

Are you going to remove the head rest padding? It looks like it's still on the head rest is why I'm asking :)

 

-Derek

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Do you mask off the decals and leave them there or do you just remove them and then replace them?

 

If so, just curious, do you have a good source for T-33 seat parts? Decals, headrests, etc?

 

MW

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Do you mask off the decals and leave them there or do you just remove them and then replace them?

 

If so, just curious, do you have a good source for T-33 seat parts? Decals, headrests, etc?

 

MW

I mask all of the decals/stickers and tags prior to paint removal. I made a headrest pad and armrests for the F-89 seat from a foam/rubber floor mat like you'd have in front of a workbench. I don't have a good source for seat parts, wish I did. With the F-89 seat I was able to find what I needed on ebay in a relatively short period of time, not so with this seat even though it's 6 years newer and the aircraft were in service for a much longer time. I'm missing the parts that I mentioned in my previous post but I do have an incorrect shoulder harness that will work in the meantime (until the nitpickers see it). With the back pack parachute and survival kit on the seat the missing seat/man separator wouldn't be noticeable.

I'm re-assembling the right armrest and have started re-installing the steel braided high pressure lines. Hope to have the seat "presentable" by the time we head back to warmer weather for the winter.

Finished pictures will follow.

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  • 2 months later...

Greetings!

 

This is my first post. I learned of this site when Googling for T-33 ejection seat restoration info. I have a seat and am about to start disassembly for bead blasting. It has an inertia reel and I hope the motor that raises/lowers the seat works. Looking forward to sharing information, tips, insights, decal info (I want to have new ones made), and so forth.

 

Best,

 

JL

Montgomery, AL

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