The Piper has less than 3000 hrs on the airframe (as of May 08) and was last owned by former TWA Captain who lost his medical. Really good shape for it's age. We did some extensive panel work in 2006 (me and A&P/IA Mike Humphrey) who works for American on 767's and moonlights on the side. Hired DER (Designated Engineering Rep) to go over CAD drawings and approve structure, systems and weight & balance. Then sent paperwork to FAA and waited 3 months for approval. Here's some pics of before and after. 10 months of downtime, but now IFR certified and aesthetically more appealing.
Ken Dunn visits Bill and Kare Nov 2004