Yes indeed. It's a wonderful time to be alive for warbird enthusiasts. I guess we're in the era where parts are just too worn out to be overhauled, and modern technology like you described has created lots of retooling. Once the tooling is made then it's like, hey why not just build a whole new aircraft? I used to pipe-dream about this stuff as a kid. No way it would ever happen, but it was fun to think about. Well... how times have changed.
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