Finished May 2012:
Here's where it all started:
With the help from my great friends, I have a head start on this project.
A nice armature and comm cooler from dc-65x, a perfect body from Jairus Watson, and lots of correct advice.
I know several builders have already done a Lee Gilbert replica. I applaud their efforts, and thank them for paving the way. This one is mine. I hope you enjoy the long hard trip, and appreciate my effort. Lee had Dona Holloway for inspiration. I wish she was here now .
Special thanks to Bill of NH for gifting me copies of the original article.