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Old 08-26-2010, 12:00 AM   #1
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:25 AM   #2
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Boy - that didn't take long. I just called about a unit, listed on Craigslist, described as this one is yesterday and was told it was sold already. Looks like someone may have decided to flip it on Ebay...?
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:19 AM   #3
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Did you look at the pictures, one unique trailer. Two doors, but the back one is farther back than mine, dinette in front,different kitchen, different bath and couch in back.

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Do you suppose the dents can be bumped out, or must the sheet metal be replaced?
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:42 AM   #5
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Once the inside skin is removed, the dents on top can be pushed out. I had similar ones on my Liner and now they are almost impossible to notice. The ones on the lower front panel probably require panel replacement, it would be easier.

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Thank you for the reply Bill. This Liner appears to be in pretty rough condition. Do you have an opinion on whether or not it is worth the effort to restore?
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"Worth the effort" is a question only you can answer. We have been working on our Liner for five years and it is now usable. Not full time certainly, but a lot of weekends have been spent. You can see our thread here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f334...tml#post879786

I don't know what the reserve is on this auction, but the auction has ended at about $400, reserve not met.

This is a very unique trailer, just like my Liner is unique. There is more to start with than I had, but this trailer has a different floor plan and one must first determine what the floor plan will be. I am sure that it will take a full, body off restoration. Floor replacement, some frame work and completely new interior.

The only one who will make any money on the restoration is the people who the new owner pays to perform any work, the new owner will not make any money on it. But when it is complete, they will have a very unusual trailer, and if that pleases the owner, great.

Early 1950's trailers over 22 feet long, are very rare and two door trailers even more so.

Hope this helps,

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