TripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1082 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3040 times:
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In many cases, the spares are taken off grounded or preserved planes. Remanufacturing any rare parts is expensive, but some common parts, or those that are at any rate similar to parts used then, are probably bought new (instruments mostly - if you don't care about authenticity).
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2617 times:
If there is a demand, authentic new parts can be made, like the deHavilland Beaver and Otter parts available through Viking Air,etc. If someone can get approval from a manufacturer, and find old jigs and drawings, it can be done.