My 1984 Skylane 182R
I purchased my 1984 Skylane 182R last October. One of the great selling points for me is that this airplane was a Civil Air Patrol maintained aircraft with low engine hours SMOH. I have been looking for a 182 for three years and I waited long enough so that I ended up paying double the price. I’m a retired Fire Chief so I don’t have a lot of money but I want to upgrade my interior a little at a time. I started with trying to replace my console cover and found only a new one at Cessna for $1500? That’s not a good first impression of the cost of keeping my airplane looking like new. $850 for a new map compartment door? Does anyone have experience with a good, reasonable interior shop? I’m based in Rifle, Colorado so the west would be best.