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Old 12-16-2016, 09:15 PM   #1
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Post-total rebuild (need an appraisal)

I have spent about a year full time (over 2 years) rebuilding this 1965 26' A.S. I recall that there was a man who specialized in insurance/value appraisals.
Any assistance would be appreciated as my insurance company needs a value.
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:14 AM   #2
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What's going on with the aluminum? Appears to have lots of swirls in the finish?


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Old 12-18-2016, 12:30 PM   #3
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This photo was taken before I finished blending and polishing....I think I was at the 4000grit point.

I did not want a "mirror" finish but settled on a "burnished pewter" look.

All the sheet aluminum below the "belt line" I replaced due to all the old penetrations from furnace, water heater, hatches etc, etc.

Somewhere on these forums it was mentioned that the newer aluminum would not mirror finish out as did the 50yr. old product although they carry the same specification and manif. Non the less I'm not a fan of mirror finishes due to the insane maintenance they require.....taking it to the point that I did was a brutal process in itself......yards of new aluminum and hundreds of bucked rivets...driven through the original frame holes with 5/32 (up from 1/8 rivet size!!).......ugh.

Here is another photo....to the left of the ladder is the final finish....to the right is the compound still needing to be washed off.
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:38 PM   #4
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No appraiser to recommend, sorry.

But am interested in your finish. Neat and different. Almost a free form engine turning effect.
Have you covered it with clear coat?

Are we going to get pics of the interior too, any nautical touches?

Congrats on completion of the rebuild.

Cheers Richard
PS. Never mind on the finish, I see what you did now.
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Look under the insurance sub-forum. There are several threads there discussing the appraisal route. Can't point you to a specific one at the moment.

Nice job on that aluminum.

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Jim Polk from CA, check WBCCI or Vintage membership. He has done appraisals for a number of trailers and years.
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:00 PM   #8
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You can contact Tim Heintz in Florida. 860 632 4246. He does trailer appraisals.
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Pinnacle Auto Appraisers

Try Patrick @ Pinnacle Auto Appraisers. www.autoappraisers.com (877-988-9911). They appraised a modified 2015 Jeep, a 2012 Airstream Interstate and a 1969 31' Sovereign for me. Fair pricing. Nice work. Quick turn around. I was very pleased.

The Sovereign was a tricky one too. I believe I got my appraised value to $190K (very extensive remodel).

I also found Patrick to be a pleasure to work with and he treated like a valued customer; something that is getting harder to find these days.
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