It got mashed when she sank in Lake Mead. They cut and shut the F-1 frame on the tail cover and put a shaped patch on the inside but the shape never really came back.That is pretty bent-up...any ideas what caused that? Heat from the jet? Fitting an Orpheus in a force-niner with a lump hammer?
It got mashed even further in the 67 accident because the front engine mount had come adrift so the jetpipe was able to come up and smash into the underside of the tail cover. The result being that we had to get rid of the 67 damage while leaving the Lake Mead ding. That was interesting. There's another vestige of the sinking damage that we've left in place and that's a twist in the very aft end of the closing strip that joins the lower hull to the tail cover. Bet Mike has a pic.