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Stinson 108 Interior Details

This page created May 14, 2006
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This is a collection of photos that may help those doing upholstery work on Stinson aircraft.

These two are from an early brochure for the Flying Station Wagon.

Illustration from a brochure for the standard Voyager interior - believed to be a 108-1 or 108-2.

Original rear upholstery for 108-3 Station Wagon owned by Bob Lyman.

This is an original rear seat cushion removed from my 108-3, N6197M.  The plastic (vinyl?) is unlike anything you see today.  Note the manner in which the front of the cushion is formed to fit over the seat sling support tube.  Packed with something like horsehair, a curved sheet of aluminum provides support for the curved shape at the front of the cushion.






This group of eleven photos is of a late 108-3 with the original Voyager interior.  These photos are from Doug Range, who owns this Stinson and generously provided them to help those of us puzzling over how the upholstery fit originally.  The upholstery is showing it's age - but not bad for nearly 60-year-old fabric.  Doug would welcome tips on removing the water stains.



These shots of a nice Airtex upholstery installation by Stan Bearup.  This upholstery pattern is not original but is very attractive.

I don't recall the source of this photo, but is is of a 108-3, N6067M.  The upholstery pattern is very close to original for the 108-3 Station Wagon.  In fact, with the exception of the front seat upholstery, it appears to be original.  The front seats are the correct pattern, but the upholstery is new and done in a maroon color instead of the original which was I believe was a gray vinyl. 


Paul Foster sent these photos illustrating the interior trim over the doors.  In the left photo, one can see the work "in progress".  The welt over the door extends from the rear window trim.  Another vinyl trim piece, shown at right, is then installed under the welt.  This hemmed trim piece has a welt at the rear where it abuts the rear window.  It also has a backing made of a cardboard-like plastic fiber. The hem faces up against the welt previously installed. The front edge is unfinished as it it is covered by the aluminum front pillar trim.  The vinyl trim is blind-nailed (or stapled) and glued to the wood supports over the door frame. The lower edge is glued and wraps under the door frame where the edge is covered by the stainless trim pieces.

This is the Stinson Panel Emblem as used on my 108-3.

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