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Old 06-04-2010, 11:05 AM   #15
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Unfortunately I am unable to open the link in either FireFox or Safari. It states the link is broken. I'd like to see all of this damage everyone is talking about.

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Old 06-04-2010, 12:09 PM   #16
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This restoration would not be impossible - those old trailers are all flat panels - so if one were to take their time and do a panel or two at a time, it would be doable - but as Kip says, the purchase price would have to be really cheap. I wish you were closer - I would go for it... if nothing else to learn some more skills

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Old 06-04-2010, 12:50 PM   #17
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Check here Brad


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Old 06-04-2010, 02:17 PM   #18
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OK, I'll make the first offer: $500.00
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:44 PM   #19
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omg. i seriously thought this was photoshopped at first. no wonder its in rough shape!
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:17 PM   #20
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wow - I didn't see that picture - I could not pull up the link so I went to the other link - what happened to it?

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wow - what happened to it?

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Looks like someone used it as a trampoline.

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Old 06-04-2010, 04:21 PM   #22
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No kidding - what a shame - I take back what I said about the rebuild - once you start having to fabricate ribs, it gets a lot lot more difficult.

There might be a few parts that can be sold - but its bascially scrap metal now - BUMMER!

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Yeah, I understand that it is basically scrap to some, an exciting project to others. At scrap value, I can cut it all apart and get about $600 for the aluminum... my "asking" price is $1800 or best offer...
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I'd hate to see it cut up for aluminum. It needs a lot of work, but those old trailers are pretty rare now. It still has the potential to be a showpiece someday, but it's a LOT of work and $$$ away from there right now. I hope you get lucky and find someone who wants to take it on.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:09 PM   #25
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...there is about $500 in parts and about $200 in aluminum there. Sorry but, I know this first hand. Not included in those values is the 15 hours to remove those parts or the 20 hours to cut the aluminum up and clean out the foreign materials that will devalue the price paid for the scrap metal. Let's be a little bit realist here could we. The potential to be a show piece is so slight I think it somewhat disingenuous to call it that. All trailers unfortunately are not worth a mint nor are they all cannot be saved..
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Thanks for all of your interest! Wow. I was amazed at the offers and desire for the trailer. It was just sold.
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Thanks for all of your interest! Wow. I was amazed at the offers and desire for the trailer. It was just sold.
wow. can i impolitely inquire if you were able to get what you were asking for it? unless , of course, it was someone here... i would be interested to see how close i was at guessing what it would sell for.
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omg. i seriously thought this was photoshopped at first. no wonder its in rough shape!
HAving done some aluminum aircraft body work I would suggest several to many jacks inside with boards ( 2x4) on the jack to the damaged roof. See how it goes. then remove interior metal and re-form / replace the damaged ribs. Could form the replacement ribs from plywood as done on many protypes. The exterior skin could be just covered over with new aluminum and properly riveted in place. May not be airworthy but could be road worthy and water tight. Or on the lighter side how about a large sun roof / skylight....Good Luck. 1,800 = NO WAY
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