Thanks for trying...The SBD we are working on is in the Naval Aviation Museum Restoration Hanger. We have the maintenance, and operational manuals at our disposal in the library, but not the structural repair manual. I was hoping someone in the warbird community could steer me to someone who has one that would be willing to sell to me at a reasonable price.
There is very extensive damage to the leading edges of both wings due to crash landing into Lake Michigan in 1943. We pretty much have to reverse engineer everything that is not repairable, which takes many man hours to accomplish. If we had scaled structural diagrams and prints, this task would make it much easier to replicate the parts needed to complete this restoration. At present we have three major restorations in progress. In the picuture below you can see the firewall of the F6F Hell Cat on the right, the Dauntless that we are working on is in a noes down attitude. The other, not in this picture, is the F4U-1 "Birdcage" Corsair. Working on the SBD is truely a labor of love and we want to do everything in our power to make this a very accurate restoration.
I sincerely hope you can spread the word.
Thanks for responding to our request, Jim Myers