This reminds me of some goings on when I was working in aviation. My boss and I just delivered a set of Travel Air speed wings to a guy. There in his hanger was one beat up Travel Air fuselage. The thing about it was that the paperwork proved it had been a highly sought after D4D before it became a crop duster and was worked and ground looped into the state it was in. The customer was trying to talk my boss into splicing a longeron ONE more time and my boss was saying sorry but that fuselage is done. But look at all the repairs that have already been done to it, the owner said. One more won't hurt. The old barn stormers did this sort of repair all the time. That's when I spoke up and said, yes, but they were flying their own repairs. It's OK to kill yourself but if we do it that's another matter!